“Citius, Altius, Fortius” ‘Swifter, Higher, Stronger’ -motto of the Olympics
Larry Nassar, the champion harasser,
abuser, confuser, and chooser of
wicked deeds, having decreed
by his actions that his needs are
above others and such.
For after all he has the postmodern
Midas touch, in that everyone he
touched turned to Gold, as it was
being placed around their neck.
And, when you get done listening
to the level of disrespect
from one young lady’s punishing stories,
there are one hundred and thirty more
or so waiting in line on deck.
The glory came before these
heinous acts were largely brought to light,
and as I think of the violations of trust alone
I cannot stomach it with all of my might.
Yet, those amazing ladies stood by each other
shoulder to shoulder,
hand holder, next to both young
and older now,
having been one of the first,
collectively saying #metoo,
#nomore, and #timesup to twist the plot,
reversing the curse,
victims turned heroes,
who will never be for naught or forgot.
Olympic doctor turned zero,
turned less than zero,
but Nassar will not make a comeback
like Junior Downey.
And it seems abundantly clear he’ll end up
somewhere, have no fear,
that is far darker than county,
with obscure astral entities surrounding
heart pounding, and torment confounding
even the most light-hearted soul,
let alone his body of action’s collective toll
and what karma is mounting.
Cheers to those who fought back tears
in their most impressionable
and delicate years to perform feats
that would launch careers and
steer the course of human history,
in spite of foreign jeers. Cheers to those who
would inspire clear generations of peers
to face their fears and go for gold.
You are the reasons that other’s stories will be told.
You are the reasons why other’s stories will never need
to be told.
You hold your fingers on the pulse of the nation.
You are the roses that grew from the wrought iron station.
You are the we who free other #victimsnomore
and help them cope,
you are the we who see the greater gift to be helping others
hold on to their hope.