On this day,
The one after the DOJ went haywire,
The one after I struggled to stay awake,
The one after whatever yesterday day was,
Because in these hectic times,
Who has the dedicated memory space
To know what the eff was going on
On this day,
When I woke to a busting bladder
And the hustle to get back before the alarm went off,
When the crowd at the start line
Was full and loud,
Because it wasn’t raining
And I suppose we were all tired of being cooped up,
THERE WAS RUNNING!…
It started out slowly,
Then something happened and the group
The conversation died down and I realized
I was alone,
Except for the patter of feet behind me.
Turned out it was the Green Lantern
WHO WAS RUNNING REAL FAST.
I want to keep up with that guy so badly,
It’s shallow, I know,
Hell, a man my age should be content golfing,
But I want more,
Faster, longer, harder, whatever,
I’ve never felt more energetic
And this morning it was electric,
But to catch him, I’ll need
TO BE NUCLEAR.
As he ran by, he dropped some encouragement,
Of course, I took it as a dis at that moment
And vowed internally to keep him within reaching distance,
Which became as far as I could see within about
Half a mile.
Once out of sight, I pushed ahead, resolved
To another morning of not catching him
Until I turned into the Y-parking lot
And saw him
FINISHING HIS RUN.
Man, that felt good,
But in my little race, I was still in second,
It’s doubtful that I will ever catch him,
Although, it’s fun trying,
And the freaking endorphins have been fire all day
As my friends group text the day away,
Thinking I’m not working, but they are texting just as fast
THE GREEN LANTERN RUNS.