Waiting for Sochi

Let everything that breathes
praise God!

Praise God with the glide of skaters,
with the long starlight
ice signature of the skaters —

young Russian girls
lutz-practicing on the news,
hockey players far from home,
who travel to Sochi
cross-passing the puck of fears,

and children from New Hampshire
who watch on television
then imitate beauty on dark ponds.

And praise God as well
with the skater of wheelchair,
and with the chasse of watercolor
or code-writing,
with the lonely glide
of the inmate’s poem,
with the pirouette precision of autism.

Praise God this year and these games
with the lift of triple axel daring
of anyone whose loving
is on thin ice,
who must always jump
with long practice, hope and grace,

breathing and breathless, praising God.

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2 Responses to Waiting for Sochi

  1. Nancy Rockwell says:

    This one’s a gold medal! I’m braced for the torrent of anti-Russian snideness during these games. Sad that we can’t shift to becoming allies, since we are both coping with terrorists.

  2. Maren says:

    This is so true!

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