Bruins and the Marathon

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    Bruins and the Marathon

    Coming  Back  to  Boston

     

    Maybe we want this miraculous

        comeback—winning from three goals

    down with an empty net of minutes

        to play—not for our sake. But more

    for the possible day, perhaps still

        a month away—more games left

    to be played and won—when we’ll

        come to flood the streets with ourselves.

    Sidewalk-standing, children-on-our-

        shoulders-raising. Waiting for the cup

    to be player-raised. Here, in Boston,

        police-motorcycle-escorted. The team,

    bearded and skate-weary, waving from

        the improbable decks of the city’s

    celebrated, Bruins-decorated duck boats-

        quacking. You can see I’m imagining,

    if not predicting. Restoring the memory

        of the last cup-winning. For the sake

    of those fans, not more than a few streets

        away, who came to see their runners-

    finishing. And themselves were bloodied

        and taken away. Some died. All pledged

    to come back to stand here, cheering.

        Street-filling. Window-waving. Not

    to be building-bounded. Yet still

        able to be black and gold towel-waving.

    Remembering the miracle of another

        day. Not easy to say. To see the earned

    banner-rising.

     

    Gary Margolis  Middlebury VT 

     
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    Re: Bruins and the Marathon

    Nice tribute Gary.  Well done.

     
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    Re: Bruins and the Marathon

    In response to hangnail's comment:

    Nice tribute Gary.  Well done.



    many thanks hangnail

     

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