He chose to believe,
He chose to dream,
of feeling what those other folks feel.
Of tears dripping into his cold pint glass.
Of knowing, contented arms around his shoulders.
Of a parade.
But now he’s just another patron in Harry Hope’s Saloon,
where the poet said “the lie of the pipe dream is what gives life to the whole misbegotten
mad lot of us, drunk or sober”.
He chose to believe in the lie.
He chose to dream the dream of the misbegotten lot.
And he would surely choose both again.
Chicago Bears 20, Los Angeles Chargers 19
(Touchdowns: Tarik Cohen punt return, Leonard Floyd pick-six.)