Poem: Shalene Tells Anderson on National Television

<p> Shalene tells Anderson on national television</p><p> she was pissed off when the bombs ripped</p><p> Boyleston Street, tore the tar up. Killed three.</p><p> Mangled and dismembered two hundred</p><p> &nbsp;</p><p> and sixty-four more than innocent bystanders.</p><p> And says again, this Flanagan, she was pissed</p><p> off, so quickly the network doesn&rsquo;t have time</p><p> to bleep her words. As if we wouldn&rsquo;t know</p><p> &nbsp;</p><p> what she&rsquo;s saying, our hometown, Boston-bred</p><p> (you can say Marblehead instead) street-running,</p><p> Heartbreak Hill-peaking, tuned-up runner.</p><p> Our street-talking, elite girl. Who says this race</p><p> &nbsp;</p><p> is about pain, seeing pain in a leading, woman&rsquo;s legs.</p><p> And knowing when to put down the hammer.</p><p> Although in her voice, every&nbsp;<em>r&nbsp;</em>&nbsp;is lost</p><p> to the weathah. Endearing her to Anderson</p><p> &nbsp;</p><p> and us, but not the terrorists. She runs on Patriots</p><p> Day to piss off, to put them in their place.</p><p> To look into the camera, our first finisher</p><p> to wear a tape across her chest.</p><p> <strong><sup>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&mdash; Gary Magolis, Cornwall</sup></strong></p>

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