When I was on the Luge Team

Posted: October 3, 2008 in Sports, writing
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I was on the Junior Olympic Luge Team back in ’97. Here is a poem:

1/2/97

Out into the frozen air

My sled gently lowered

To the ice below

Anxious eyes watch a clock

30 staring me down

c

o

u

n

t

d

o

w

n

begins

my mask flips on

lungs working hard

hands grip hard handles

wobbling readiness

mind begins the sequence

move into position

E P D N

L

X O

I G

From the handles

Arms fly as I

Paddle down the ramp

Metal spikes rip

Ice into shards

Glistening in the sun

A rumbling roar

Down the track

I am gone

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