ODE TO WESLEY SNEIJDER
At 17, Sneijder commences career in Ajax brigadoon
to continue his father’s futbol seraphim from the primeval,
medieval core of Utrecht to the plush, ergonomic belly
of Mundo Futbol’s cult-like Mechanical Academy
and achieves hincha-status with Internazionale so
hooligans in Milan now ploy a Dutch limp in star suits.
At 26, Sneijder helms battering gallop abacus
representing hazard-orange Netherlands against
stalwarts Brazil, Uruguay, and Cameroon.
In infinite three-day rapscallion shadow
fresh from Internazionale romp and circumstance
hustled his heart out in South African terrordome.
At 43, Sneijder has brood of Quicksilver Children
in fashionable Italian Alps that he compels
to crack cross-beams, engineer Ozone carburetors
and train with the martial concentration of Spartans.
One of these children will employ a hostile take-over
of Ajax and rain down on staff tutoring jacks, astrolabs,
murderous arts and crafts, and battlehymns of the aerobic
A Spanglish blog dedicated to the works, ruminations, and mongrel pyrotechnics of Yago S. Cura, an Argentine-American poet, translator, publisher & futbol cretin. Yago publishes Hinchas de Poesia, an online literary journal, & is the sole proprietor of Hinchas Press.