Winning The Race
by Gavin Turrell

We're being held,
tension mounting
focus is only ahead.
We need a good start
Five strokes of brute force,
Start within 10 seconds.
We're off,
Up to warp speed
Crews fall away,
deadly speed.
60 metres to go,
Arms spinning
Water flying
Red buoys closing down fast.
Auto pilot
No time to think
Three strokes a second
Red-lining it
Crossing the line
Release of tension
All the work worthwhile
We did it!!