Running Poem R019

Running sections of
The marathon route –
After it was over –
Felt symbolically right –
My marathon days are over –
Now I just run –
Shorter distances for fun –
On these sections of
The marathon route




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

It wasn’t much of a run, or a real run, as far as my typical runs are considered. However, I went out to do it for symbolic purposes. I ran some parts of my usual routes which coincided with the marathon route after the course had been closed for a couple of hours and not much was left except stuff that will have to be cleaned up later. I did the short jog with the idea for this poem in mind, and composed it while out there to fully align the symbolism.

The R-series poems were composed while I was out running, in an effort to find time for writing in a life that is always getting busier.


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