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London 2012

Source: Adults

Author: Rhona Aitken

Title: The Race

Two minutes now - track-suites off
to lie limp
In plastic baskets.
Heart-beats, though collected
expand with a release
of the pent-up expertise
that wins races.

Feet settle on the starting blocks;
eyes focus straight ahead
with undisguised intent.
The gun barks - ‘start’ -
Pigeons soar
Crowds roar.

Two minutes! No - less.
I sink back into the sofa.
It’s over.
Faces show positions -
won - lost -?
I need a cup of tea -

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