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OLYMPIC SKATER
Originally published in Cricket Magazine, January 2003

Skater

Did you see
how he rose
after that fall?
In one sweeping
circular motion
as if the question
of getting up       
never existed at all.   
Now, with arms arched
toward the sky,
he soars with the music
to a second crescendo.
Spinning airborne, he smiles
as a medal whirls back
within reach.

(© Jacqueline Jules, 2003, all rights reserved)


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