Friday, April 25, 2008

if these shoes could talk...


mode. stopwatch. start.
so close to home but so far away.
the beginning is the hardest.
cross the road.
i hope the roadkill is cleaned up today.
gross. look left. LOOK LEFT.
phew.
duck under the evergreen that overlaps the sidewalk.
traffic light #1.
no one is playing tennis today.
they finally got the windows put in that new construction.
one mile down.
that's a lot of dandilions.
traffic light #2.
my, it's awfully early to be laying out in the sun.
this grooved sidewalk feels good.
half of the students in that dorm are still asleep.
here comes a hill.
traffic light #3
should i turn now or go for another mile?
straight.
mile 2
traffic light #4
ah, downhill
construction blocking the sidewalk. better cross.
big hill now.
brutal.
almost to rite-aid.
that house is still for sale.
traffic light #5
that is a nice yard.
little hill.
three miles down.
the long downhill.
i love this road.
i think i know that lady.
traffic light #6
weave through the trash cans.
almost to the elementary school.
little annoying hill.
4 miles.
ah, the 7th traffic light (same as the first) is in sight.
oh, i hope that dog is on a leash.
all bark, no bite.
movin faster than the cars.
traffic light #7
final turn.
homestretch.
cross the road after the red car.
now. cross.
brown shoe - in bad shape.
other brown shoe - in worse shape than the first.
oh, they fixed their fence.
made it to the church.
it's almost over.
sprint to the neighborhood
GO.
hurting.
made it.
stopwatch stopped.

4.9 miles.

again tomorrow?


3 comments:

Carrie said...

OH, I like this post! Are you motivating yourself?

Dulcimer Hope Brubaker said...

Almost makes me want to take up running.

Almost.

:)

But mostly, it makes me want to ask you why you haven't shared your poetry with me before! That was an awesome stream-of-consciousness poem, and I really enjoyed all your observations -- well described, but in a concise way with good rhythm.

Nice.

Adrienne said...

You are so creative! Are you training for anything in particular?

I'm also interested in watching your "garden" grow! I don't have one here. Sad. :(

Enjoy spring. I love this time of year.