Don’t Drink The “Water”

January’s river’s thick
With sludge that makes mere humans sick
But when you’re an Olympian
You’re far from vincible: You’re in-!
Marinheros, nadadores,
Braving toxic águas for us–
Not to mention vírus Zika
Know we’ll cheer you as you seek a
Medal for your country’s honor!
Swallow, though, and you’re a goner.
Might survival equal glory?
At the least, you’ll have a story.
Rio de Janeiro rocks!
Now, where’s the cure for skeeter pox?

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