I remember days

running in the field,

kicking to pass or goal

spike after the jump

bear down to hit

then listen for the cheer

at the inception.



starting combat

back to days of ivory,

leather and pig skins

at the coliseum.


Man versus man

in Olympics

bare skinned and fisted

with swords,

on horseback or foot.


Now smell,

the air

the grass

old adrenaline sweat

increase the beat

muscles tense

flex and pump,

breathe quick.


Reach down

run the turf

through finger tips

smell the earth

before the battle begins.


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