3 November – Game on

Lying on the grass,
by the side of the lane,
a football is resting,
waiting for a game.
But please don’t kick it
for it’s not what it seems,
and I’ll tell you now
what kicking it would mean.
Seven trillion spores
would be let loose in the air,
for this is Giant Puffball
and it doesn’t play fair!
If you don’t withhold your feet,
you’ll have so many more,
all waiting to play along
and release yet more spores…
So be wise now my friend,
back away while you can,
this is not the kind of football
that deserves you as a fan.