Free verse running

Midwestern girl,
trying to outrun parents fighting,
began running everywhere, especially in sandlots.
Cried when no Little League would take her.
Ran along to college and beyond……
Ran in place for a while.
Ran alone.
Ran a non-profit to help kids who had fighting parents.
Ran for her life after she ran into cancer.

Now runs for the love of running.
Runs marathons (lots )
Runs with Marathon Maniacs (#130)* and a
local team (Speedsters).
Runs Boston and small towns
Runs to share the joy
Of running.

Runs every day
remembering to run
as if each run
might be her last
Wakes and laughs when she can
Run again.

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*marathons

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......former public defender/legal aid lawyer, Teach For America teacher, and always running....

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