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 Fathom 1989

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Poetry

M.L. McConnell (3)
Roy McDonald (2)
Gina M. Beaton (2)
Rebecca Kniseer (3)
Rick Armstrong (2)
Vince Tinguely (2)
H.G. Prosser (5)
Jim Hoyle
Robert Bosch
Lisa Michelle Fiander (2)
Joe Blades (3)

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Jim Hoyle

 

 

Running

Free and easy, featherweight,
Riding on a wave of wind,
  Pulsing with the breeze.
Pulled along, in vortex drawn,
Coasting on, freewheel along,
  Thrusting on with ease.

Soon the feet don’t touch the ground,
Arms are loose, hanging down,
  Head up high,
Body calm; calm the mind.
Relax together, both unwind
  unconsciously.

Blood is quick and heart’s arace,
But beat is less as pressing stress
  makes tissue tough.
Muscles tone and sinews tighten,
Body grows and burdens lighten,
  taking easy breath.
The soma, floating, comes adrift
from mind; and mind is rift
  from body’s bond.
Now, since the two move separately,
No cloying ties make either lie
  to other bound.

Mind is quick, self-aware,
Breaking free from mortal care
  ...deliberate
on what could be without the leech
of body’s needs. How to reach
  that hoped-for stale?

Strides with body, strides with minds,
Different paths, but still entwined,
  they symbiose
Then both emerge, recombined;
Exhilaration, passion find.
  And runner grows.

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