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Alexis Pappas Reflects On Her Olympic Experience

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Olympics

The thing it
took ages to make

and when it happened
it happened

like a sandcastle-
gorgeous

in the asymmetrical way
with a slow end

washing away with the tide
and then

only its base left
ready for the next castle