Everyone's a winner

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Take me out to the dream stadium, the contest of great minds where players beam down from on high-- all men-- but I find myself in the mix, learning to leap and float above the green green turf. We all contribute something, me, Einstein, the Gandhi-Nehru guy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and the poet-athlete from my early years. Our mascot tells us things with his eyes, listens for me during the medal ceremony, as I squat there, breathing flowers in my hair, falling into a trance to the sound of a weed whacker, picking up small animals, setting them down again.

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