Muhammad Ali and beauty 

The discipline of Nijinsky’s dance

the precision of Bach’s improv 

the reach of Woolf’s spacetime 

the audacity of Brontë’s narrative 

the originator of hip-hop rhyme

the strength of beehives under siege 

the shuffle of a hummingbird 

the velocity of blurred summer 

the redress too feeble, too late 

of a Kentucky boulevard 

grudgingly renamed in 1978

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