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Olympic Speed Skaters

by Chris Sorrenti

the mirror sits horizontal
athletes riding
     the long claws
two by two    steel lick
hurtling only three to medal
     and upward
Zeus refracted   reflecting
     fists clenched
     and a   ?

© 1992
Revised © 2015

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Author's Note: Sometimes, the shortest poems create the biggest challenge in terms of getting the message as close to perfect as possible. I was going to post this one earlier today, but after a couple of reads, saw things I didn't like in it.

Posted on 11/14/2015
Copyright © 2022 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 11/16/15 at 05:02 AM

The horizontal mirror is a very cool way to describe the rink. Love the "long claws" and the "reflecting fists clenched". I'm not sure what to do with the end??

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