Monday, September 22, 2008

MARATHONS

Mouth shut
Lungs
Air avoiding me
Body aches
Silence is what I want
I lie
Do I have to choose
Gripping onto air seems inadequate
My mind goes blank
Am I nervous
Frustrated
So much so
That I want to scream
My tired legs
They tell me to walk
The body screams for me to run
My mind wheedles
"Give up already"
Is giving up
Is it such a bad thing
I shan't give in to my restless limbs
I have run marathons in my head
Repeatedly
It doesn't stop
I try to
Coax and overlook
Lungs heaving
How long did I hold life captive
My body forgets it wanted to run
My mind not stopping
I still want to scream

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