Incessant insistence instructs the crowd;
Moves us down chutes ‘neath still dark morning shroud.
Visages apprehensive to quite calm
Prepare for the test that comes after dawn.
A chiquita sings of red, white and blue;
Trump card Spangled Banner ringing so true.
Sea of outspoken tries ready for chase;
Tranquil gulf calls racers with wet embrace.
Swim of sleek porpoise or pace of sea horse
Wave upon wave attack triathlon course.
Of cheese grater sections riders beware;
Rattlesnakes on trail-run another snare.
Honeymoon Island; azure sea and sky:
Racers that crawl next to racers that fly.
Chase after dreams or dream of glory days;
Moments electric found in the day’s chase.