Flint and flair

thunderous footfalls

the golden dust

 

     And the eloquent legend of those legs

 

 

Their long and rapid laughter

the ebony sinews

in the saga of their sun

 

Reggae-rhumba-ed

star-apple-sweet

majestic like the Blue Mountains

 

 

Soul in speed

solace in strength

the splash, then the swagger

 

 

Thunder which comes before the bolt

yours, indeed,

are long-memoried legs

 

 

    -Niyi Osundare

Usain Bolts at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil

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