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




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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