Stone 15, twenty-fourth day


I want to run. I want to run so long
and hard and fast it feels as if
my footsteps pushing backward make the world
keep spinning, run until I’m just
a pair of running legs with torso neck
and head all balanced up on top
as if my legs were jugglers showing off
how well their spinning plates can balance on
a stick. I want to run away.

5 responses to “Stone 15, twenty-fourth day

  1. Oh no don’t do that! You have to stay and keep writing stones and lots more to entertain us 🙂

  2. I’ve known that feeling, and know it even better now thanks to your vivid description! Nice.

  3. In case you don’t see the reply on my River of Stones page – thank you for the lovely comment on my 24th stone. I’m so pleased you enjoyed it. Let’s keep saying ‘cerulean’ and see if it makes us feel better, and then we won’t have to ‘run away’.

  4. I can so identify! I love to work out and push myself hard. It makes everything else go away.

  5. Powerful stone – well written.

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