Melissa Balmain : Olympic Goals


THEIRS ...
AND MINE

Pole Vaulting
To battle forces massive and inertial.
To leave the couch for  snacks at a commercial.

Gymnastics
To stick her dismount from the balance beam.
To glue my molars shut with butter cream.

Beach Volleyball
To show the world that she’s a slammin’ hottie.
To pound some macadamia biscotti.

Swimming
To win more gold than anybody’s won.
To grab that lemon square before my son.

Marathon
To run despite the agony that melts her.
To dash upstairs in search of Alka-Seltzer.