He chose to think,

in possibility.

He chose to dream,

of feeling what these other people really feel.

Of tears dripping into his cold pint glass.

Of understanding, contented arms about his shoulders.

Of a parade.

But now he’s just a further patron in Harry Hope’s Saloon,

exactly where the poet stated “the lie of the pipe dream is what provides life to the entire misbegotten

mad lot of us, drunk or sober”.

He chose to think in the lie.

He chose to dream the dream of the misbegotten lot.

And he would certainly select each once more.


Chicago Bears 20, Los Angeles Chargers 19

(Touchdowns: Tarik Cohen punt return, Leonard Floyd choose-six.)