Estrange

Regret and I100_5071
have a tenuous
relationship

flirtations ebb, wane
pop up again
precariously at odd
moments, clumsily

the standoffish one
in this tepid
relationship is me

running hot-and-cold
I can be a
frustrating companion100_5067

lackluster lover

there is no love lost
between me
and regret

never love
at first sight
never a commitment

convenient
one-night stand
whenever I
happen to
be in town

regrets
I’ve had a few,
so sayeth Sinatra

regret is a derisive
impotent lover
scorned

cold shoulder
all mine

– Mark L. Lucker
© 2017
http://lrd.to/sxh9jntSbd

Run on sentence

running2Whatever it was
I used to be running from
sentenced to and for what…

I forgot

what I am now running to –
at a slower, more mindful pace
I may get to ‘to’ or I may not

I don’t know

youth was escaping
on the run from, to…sprinting
middle age finds me
looking over my shoulder lessDonQuixoteWindmill

I have slowed down

life is now a more leisurely
5K-type pace, not a race,
…but for a cure or a cause?

I am I, Don Quixote

slow and steady wins the race
but there is less competition
no pressing urge to best others
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I still want to win

keep the pace with the race
enjoy the scenery make the case
that the joy is in the journey

in the best shape of my life

others now try to keep up with…
me? I am the lead dog in the pack
setting the pace, tone, tempo

I smile, and don’t look back

Mark Lucker