The Runner

Written by: Terrell Martin

It’s been too long since I sang the song 
Of the runner down the road;
Losing cares to wind in the hair 
And a river that always flows.  Winding  
And wistfully, like a lover
In the dark; aorta racing, footsteps 
Pacing ‘round the park.
Stirring up old memories 
Of fitful, youthful years;
Despite the pounds and pounding now 
I’m grateful to be here.  Able still 
To find a rhythm, a cadence in my bones;
Though older now I feel somehow
Much younger running 
Down the road…Tomorrow’s 
Not quite here yet and today’s
Not disappeared;   
But the sunset I see running free
Is enough to help me steer.   Home 
In the right direction where 
I lie down and rest; 
It’s been too long since I sang the song 
Of the heart beat in my chest.