November 14, 2010

monumental and stoic
I was Pelé saluting
the crowd while backpedaling
into defensive position.

The ocean boundary
pushed and pulled
at my greatness,
every jogger a fan,
every beachside studio
bought with cash.

the twelve-year-old
was Messi,
swank and sponsored
backpedaling untouchable.

LOCATION: Itapema, Brazil – Playing beach soccer with Gonzalo, Alberte, and Gabi’s family.

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