She stood on top of the spinning globe,
Waving farewell to her fans and team mates;
The dazzling gold, around her neck
Lighted up the beige sky.
The star had extinguished her light;
Darkness had filled the football stadium,
Silence, a mourner as she departed the national team;
Her final game, played and won…
Mia Hamm had put her soccer boots in her memory box.