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Time to Run

These footsteps fell harder than yesterday’s
Harder than most actually
Nonetheless, the urge to take what is mine in the world and go is…
Frustratingly close to the heart of who I thought I was.
So these footsteps remind the world that running is…..

These footsteps feel heavier than last week’s
I guess the weight of it all finally reached my feet.
Nonetheless, with cemented shoes like the ones my relativity wore before me
I run.
So these footsteps remind just me, that running is…

There is nothing like running
The wind at the back of you
The rush of leaving what you know you are coming back to 
Only somehow the time spent away from it
Feels like the hope you remember.

These footsteps feel as if they have lead me astray
Most of them guide me directly toward the impending finish line
But it looks as if I have never started running.
I’ve unknowingly unlaced my shoes
Exposed my socks to the air they have so desperately been missing
Sat down next to my problems
Talked to him about what running is.

Copyright © Karis Watie

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  1. Date: 5/6/2011 8:28:00 AM
    It was a pleasure to read your poetry this morning Karis. Have a wonderful weekend filled with good health, love, and inspiration to continue your poetry. Love, Carol