Running Shoes

by Joanne Hixson

THROUGHOUT the years it has happened.
Unknowing.
Fortified with plenty of pain.
Benefitting itself.
She has it, why don't I?
Forget about it and it will come back.
Forever.
Finite.
Running shoes.
This isn't a story, but it has a plot,
a climax, and a conclusion.
New glasses.
Old eyes.
Four others wonder.
Waiting on 113th Street.
Distance without measurement.
1946 … 1985 … when did it start?
It has a purpose.
Extend a hand to let everyone know that you
care.
Regress.
regress.
church.
food.
shop shop shop shop shop shop shop shop shop shop.
a person devoted to or laying great stress on methods —
methodist.
Green fluid will cure it.
It will cure itself.
vomit.
divorce.
It tends to produce death or deterioration.
Acknowledgement of futile efforts.
french fries.
no soda.
8 pills a day.
Throughout the years it has happened.

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