Rio 2016

Athletes from around the world gave us a thrill
within waling distance of the poorest cities n Brazil
For them the money didn’t trickle down
from all the wild parties out on town

For these residents it was elaborate shell game a best
it does not matter to them that over 100 medals were won by the West

They have to deal with polluted water like here in Flint
everyday is a grueling marathon for survival and never a sprint

So, while Lochte lied
and winners on the podium cried

Just miles a way
it was another sad, arduous and soul depleting day

Hussein Ali Hill-Johnson 8/21/16