†† Sports Poems from Hoosier Poets
Super Bowl XLVI in the Year of the Dragon
††††††††† Joyce Brinkman
††††††††† (Indiana Poet Laureate 2002-2008)
Untold traces of rabbitís tracks remain
though the dragon breathes fresh life
on winterís waiting path.
Eyes look to the skies. Debate the weather,
wonder whether bets will pay off.
Will Patriots stitch together a win, or
suffer a Giant thumping?† The drum beat
heats up, quickens its tempo, our pulse.
The temperature and new moon rise.
Still in its heart, Indy bleeds blue.