The Associated Press Published:

AP in-house Olympics poet Fred Lief places his Olympic dreams into a realistic context.


They rule at these Olympics --

The muscled and the sleek.

I want them all together

In one ideal physique:

I want the lungs of Lochte,

The neck of Tyson Gay,

The arms of German fencers

(Foil, saber and epee).

The shoulders of Serena,

The quads of Usain Bolt,

The foot of Abby Wambach

Delivering a jolt.

Yes, I'd want an archer's eye

That steadies bow and mind,

Though truth be told at these games

One archer's almost blind.

The abs of Chinese divers

I'd happily endorse.

When thinking of my haunches

I'd go with Romney's horse.

To ride with Chris Hoy's hamstrings

Would set myself apart.

And, of course, Pistorius:

I'd surely take his heart.

This need to hone the body

Is all becoming clear.

I'll have to think this over

With chips and pints of beer.


-- Fred Lief -- Twitter http://twitter.com/fredlief


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