Hockey playoffs resume today.
Red jerseys with flaming black “C”
can be spotted all over town.

There is a buzz in the air
that has nothing to do with spring.
Even pollinating bees take a
break from the flowers to check
what the fuss is all about.

Pubs and restaurants overflow with
tattooed faces, painted nails,
hats, scarves and body suits.
Patrons swarm in team colours
hoping to watch their idols
celebrate victory.

Horns and pom poms are ready
for the first goal.
Pent up enthusiasm waits for
a reason to roar.

Strangers will hug strangers
and high five anyone passing by.
Cheers will continue long
into the night.
Highlights will be relived
over several pints or more.
Quenched fans will dreamily
flop onto beds with crooked
smiles on their faces.

8 thoughts on “Playoffs

    • mincs1 says:

      I think I will soon be joining you in cheering for the Hawks! My beloved Flames lost last night and are one game away from elimination 😦

  1. I can feel the energy here…

  2. Meghan says:

    I am sorry about the Flames, Mary, but I did enjoy your poem. I think you captured the team spirit quite well!

  3. Jarrod C says:

    I love how sports brings people together!

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