Poem: How to Tiki-Taka – Barcelona and Spain

By Musa Okwonga

“To Tiki-Taka”

There is a verb,
“to tiki-taka”:
To slip the ball through gaps
Slim as atoms;
To use wits sharp as the tips of daggers
Leaving rivals bewitched and scattered…
We watch them
Tiki-taka,
Shift the ball in intricate patterns -
So swift and blissful is their magic
That when they leave the pitch,
We’re saddened.
Barca. They are tiki-taka:
They’re humble, and yet rich in swagger -
Not so much athletes as phantoms,
They make hearts swell
Like the best of anthems.

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