A NEW POEM FROM THE SCARRIET EDITORS

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Sports is when you miss a field goal and you’re a nobody,
Or you are sitting on the sidelines when that field goal is missed
And you’re a hero.

Art is when they take a look at those field goals kicked
By dead white males and decide
Those were misses after all.

Business is when they sell you field goals,
Kicked or missed.

Love is when you walk away from the football field and look up.

Science is when they raise the goal posts
And the lover is startled to see
A prolate spheroid hurtling end-over-end past the moon.

Life is the memory of being struck
On the head by an oddly shaped object
By moonlight.

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