Poem: Nearly Gone
When it’s summer and hot outside,
and my socked feet find themselves stuffed,
Into running sneakers,
I turn my music up,
louder, and louder
With Green Day blasting my ears out,
and my motivation spiked,
I feel Happy, Weightless,
floating on a high
that only running can make me feel.
And if I close my eyes,
I can almost feel like I’m flying,
soaring in the sky,
on this beautiful summer day.
I feel accomplished
like a person who can say:
‘I run, I run for myself, my body and mind,’
And when I run in the summer,
With its entirety stretching before me
I know I’ve made it,
Made something special,
Glittery and Lovely.
And with sweat pouring down my face,
stomach and back,
I feel proud, of myself, and my brain and my feet,
For allowing such a wonderful experience to occur
In the lovely, but now
hot days of summer.
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