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

About poetluckerate

I am a poet, writer and teacher who moved from Minnesota to New Orleans in 2008 to help rebuild the worst public school system in America. It is a huge challenge to say the least. Now, after ten years, I have returned home to my native Midwest. Writing - in many different forms and ways - has saved me untold thousands in therapy bills throughout the years. Reading my writings may do either the same - or just the opposite - for you. Read at your own risk, as I do not offer writer malpractice insurance. ;-{) I hope you enjoy what you read here.
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