No Hockey Today
Across the sports-hall floor
in aertex blue shirts
short, navy gym-skirts
and sugar bag pants
all girls together, we dance.
We change from Scottish Reel and dozy doe
to Waltzing and quick- quick- slow
us tall girls reluctant as men
holding our partner just ‘so’
giggling and treading on their toes.
Pull yourselves together, girls, says Mrs G
or it’s hockey on the top field-
the snow won’t bother me.