The Dreams: Phelps Finishes Fourth by Marcus P. Andrews • August 5, 2012 • Marcus P. Andrews, O Sport!, Olympics, Poetry • 0 Comments The following is part of our O Sport! Olympic poetry series in partnership with Poets and the News. At twenty-seven a per medal multi-millionaire. Obscurity purged by chlorine and rinsed away by pools of money. On the night of the day he did not place perhaps he dreamed that he floated above the Olympic village in mute terror. Woken, mid-air, from a dream of a flame passing through liquid, then quickly extinguished. Leaving the aquatic center silent in fathomless black.