The Olympic moment I remember most Does not involve gold medals Or bright, enthusiastic faces in the Parade of Nations. It’s one man, a German, Who went in for a dive and landed on his back And scored zeros across the board. Imagine his disappointment, Rage, even: How stupid, How incredibly stupid. When I watch the video on YouTube, I want to thank him And tell him how much he means to me, For who among us does not say, Goddamn, What I could have done different, What I could have done better. And isn’t that so much more human: Our persistent Unavoidable Beautiful Failure.