Watching these kids run
Without much reason
For me being there
Creates some distance on my part
From the purpose of their running.
They are so optimistic,
Hoping for the few spots available.
I’m grizzled, burnt, and apathetic,
Too bothered to care these days before tryouts.
Only one here tonight
Will be eligible for my team.
He’ll make it,
So will I
When the time is correct.