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« on: June 11, 2019, 07:22:55 PM »

running in a marathon, colors of shoes and shirts, sweat beads on exposed skin, scrape of feet on the black road. Water station, like an oasis in the dessert, I pour it on my face, chew a powerbar, willing my legs to move, the path ahead a balance beam. My neck blotched with red, breathes a metronome. I remember watching the Olympics at home, dad with coffee breath, we eat popcorn, hot kernels burn my mouth. Gymnasts, all muscles and skin tight outfits, blue sequins glittering. Close calls, intense looks, silly deductions for feet rising or arms popping out to balance. The tears on the wooden podium as our national anthem plays, medal hanging heavy and gold. I try--     
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