Monday, August 15, 2016

Olympian reflections

On Olympus, they stood
looked down, this was what the gods did

true, they descended at times
to watch the muscles work, avoiding all human contact

lest they trained harder,
hurt their beauty and others

on the mountains near Rio,
the Olympians stood, like the gods

watching a city in disguise
with feathers to cover murky waters

with make up to freshen up
old hearts that are too tired to salsa dance

naked, in the moonlight
the Olympians stand to know

one trained once
for the digging of Gold,
bronze and silver over these tired muscles
couldn't see

the children whose bread was stolen
the boys who lost their legs
to pave for the stadiums

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