Tuesday, 18 December 2018

From Martin to Ada

You've won the Women's Ballon d'Or
You dribble, tackle, shoot and score
But do you twerk?

You strike a hard and well-aimed ball
Around a wide defensive wall
But do you twerk?

Top scorer in the Champions League
But one thing fills me with intrigue:
Do you twerk?

I know your sporting skills inspire us
But do you move like Miley Cyrus?
Do you twerk?!

As I present the great award
I don't know where my sense is stored
It doesn't work

© Janine Booth

Ballon d'Or: DJ Martin Solveig sorry for Ada Hegerberg 'twerk' question

Janine Booth lives in Hackney, east London, and writes books as well as poetry. Her biography of Minnie Lansbury - suffragette, socialist and rebel councillor - has just been published by Five Leaves.