by Gary Hardaway

Seattle/ Green Bay 01.18.15

I'd written them off.
Most of the TV crowd
must have written them off.

Sometimes, the plan emerges
realized at the end when
a sequence of excellent moments

alters a trajectory
everyone watching
had thought inevitable.

We will see these moments again
captured in the pixilated way
we have now of remembering.

And no one died achieving aristeia
in this battle. We have come
at least some little distance.