Music on the run

Start out at twilight

Legs are creaky, out of tune.

Run scales in the wind.


Shake out the day’s blues–

Rhythm still missing the beat.

Sun takes the solo.


Stride on down the road

Sky’s jazzy riffs light my way

Moon rises on stage.


Head over the bridge–

Running chops returning now.

Eight to the bar pace.


Darkening skies thrill.

Stars begin their dance; bridge sways.

I follow their lead.


My feet hold the beat.

Our impromptu jam session

Cooks along for miles.


This cutting contest

Turns to me to bring it home.

I sprint the coda.

 improv miles







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

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One comment on “Music on the run
  1. wanderwolf says:

    A song/poem I’ll have to return to. Beautiful images, too.

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Marathoner, Detroit native, Red Sox Nation member, lover of all things "all singing/all dancing" and glad you're here. Friends with Coco, Caroline and Simon (2 cats & the Eclectus Parrot).

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