Let the games begin - Images of the opening ceremony

Olympic Gold Medal
by Lindsey Durbin

I found your Olympic gold medal
while I was cleaning in my childhood bedroom.
I almost vacuumed it up.

I can’t help but wonder how it got on my floor,
How you must have not noticed its disappearance from your empty apartment.

I wonder if during one of those fights we used to have
I slipped it in my pocket, thinking you never deserved it.

The medal sits on my old desk by a trick dog coin bank.
The dog holds the coin in his mouth,
jumps through the hoop and hides the coin in a brown barrel.

This childish desk is a circus.
I can see the levers and
your Olympic gold medal is fading in the sun.

Olympic fanfare [youtube.com]

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    • # Nynke

      Festive shots of a huge event :) But all things considering, what's that gold medal really worth......

      2012.07.28 Reply Cancel

    • # Josy

      Ne possédant pas de téléviseur, je regarde votre reportage... Merci Antonio :))

      2012.07.29 Reply Cancel

    • # Nanci A. Mattos

      Nossa, nossaaaa que maravilha! Eu amo jogos olimpicos, por tv foi explêndido eu imagino pessoalmente deve ter sido estrondoso!!!
      Belíssimas capturas :-D

      2012.07.29 Reply Cancel

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