Poems of the Week

No Reperconcussion

by Alex Steelsmith

“Patrick Mahomes’ broken helmet ‘did its job’ [the manufacturer says.
When the helmets clashed] a fist-sized chunk went flying from Mahomes’ helmet
just above the facemask… ‘It’s something that’s cool,’ [he said…] ‘I was perfectly fine after.’”
NBC News

Crackily, whackily,
helmet technology
clearly succeeds when it
fails, say reports.

Though it seems logically
surely the news is a
breakthrough of sorts.