migueltio

September 1, 2014

5K in Paradise

Filed under: Poetry — migueltio @ 11:36 am

Rising early
the breeze is calm
the sky a little grey
but it is dry
rain-less
just right to run
not humid
not cold.

The loons are beckoning
as I run by their
lake
the scent of pinewood
enters as I breathe
having filled the air
from fires the night
before.

The lake water calm
as I run its perimeter
a fishing boat
goes out gently
quietly
hoping for a morning
catch like those men on
early Saturday television.

Hearing the loons again
joined by morning
ducks
along my path
a frog joins me but
does not stay long
his pace not keeping
up to challenge my
race.

Sweating over half way there
I would remove my shirt but
morning strollers coming at
me
might think I was a bear seeing
the thickness of my chest
and belly hair but behind me they
would not because my back is bare.

Back at camp my finish
line
having finished a 5K run
so fine
so free
not having to pay
this beautiful lake
a thirty dollar fee.

~Miguel

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2 Comments »

  1. amazing poem dear friend

    Comment by sharmishtha basu — September 5, 2014 @ 4:56 am


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