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Moturoa haircut

Tim always has
the latest sports news
and speculation
at his fingertips
along with my hair

who’s about to
switch to League
though that happens
less often now
Union pays so well

he worries like me
about the boys
who don’t make it
unless they’re big enough
and tough enough to box

in the brief interval
of trimming back and sides
(nothing on or off the crown)
he’s covered wealthy pastimes too
golf and yachting

he’ll never be reconciled
to the America’s Cup
which he says is a jack-up
from start to finish
brushing the back of my neck