The Victory Lap

Close game

Last second shot.

The losing team sits dejected on the bench.

The winners circle them,

poking fingers in their faces.

 

The winning crowd cheers,

taunts the losing crowd in the parking lot.

 

The losing team sits among

chants and laughing faces

poking into their space.

“We badass, you bad!

“We badass, you bad!

“We badass, you bad!

 

The losing team is

kicked and beaten

 

Their coach

smiles.