Running Poem R047

My 3-60 loop –
Felt like a 4-20 loop
At that running speed




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

The dashed numbers are just to help you read them the way you need to so as to get a haiku out of this poem. They’re legitimate ways to say the numbers, just steering you to the right option.

3-60 is 360 degrees or a circle, representing my circular-ish running route. Not perfect circle, just round loop.

4-20 references marijuana. Not that I know what that feels like cause I have never tried pot, but I hear it makes everything slow down. That’s how I felt running at, more or less, 6/7th my usual pace today. The 360 and 420 references are also mathematically accurate in that 360 is 6 times 60, while 420 is 7 times 60. Doing long division by time in my head while running and seeing my pace was about 6/7th of my usual pace was actually where I got the idea for this 360 and 420 thing, then connecting the symbolic references!

A running high can get you this, but a pot high? Heh. I doubt it! I’ll take running any day! 😉

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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