Poem: The Run

I miss the feeling of my body soaring along,

With the push of my feet,

I once could outrun,

Even slow cars,

Now my stomach is tight,

Now there’s a slight fog,

To my thoughts,

Not unclouded by the exercise.

My waistline slides forward,

And that’s another stress,

I want to just,

Go and run,

Go forth and make my muscles work,

And I will—

I just need to do it when no one is home,

When I am alone,

And not late at night,

When everyone needs to sleep tight,

And it’s not safe to sprint along,

In the nighttime wind.

Special thanks to: Melissa Potter

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