by Jim Rapp
sport, is vicarious; a venting of our ancient faith
that winners are righteous; losers have sinned?
“Clinch the crown!” – a linguistic reminder, full-blown,
that sport is warfare’s hand-me-down.
allow us to stand in safety and stare;
enjoying a “battle” without being there.
There’ll be feasting and a youthful hullabaloo,
then it all ends with a flash, a roar, a chest-filling thump.
cannot indulge and not wonder
how truly devoted to peace we may be.