Swansea 0-0 Aston Villa
For Gary Speed
One day the ball stops rolling,
on the brackish grass,
under a broken sky
and endlessly alone.
Please, please, please,
may you rest in peace.
Swansea 2-4 Blackburn; Swansea 2-0 Fulham
What sky-less mind and merry-less eyes imagine
moving skittish at times and idle, easy, vague;
Why not be alone and eerie and solemn and strange,
and holding onto every graceless homeward gaze;
How heavy and hard and unremarkable to take,
one by one by one the hours and the days;
When brooding, moody limbs warp and wrangle
in their ways, for tremendous, garrulous sway;
Who hasn’t held in having at their hands and feet
the holy, handmade cities of their dreams?