On Your Mark, Get Set….

IMG_9229My foot on the starting line

Ready, Ready, (maybe)

My breath in and in and in

A flag about to raise


My pulse


My legs


The stadium



Flag raises and…yes!

I am off

I run free and fast

Away from

All of it


As I round the corner

He is there

And I sputter

Trip, Twist, Regain


Off again, panting

And as I turn and spy him

In my rearview

I silently tell him


To fuck off.


photo by Barbara Paulsen at Tandem Echoes




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