Saturday, April 6, 2013
Chasing The Rattle
The sun was high overhead that day
illuminating the path that I was on.
There with the intent of travelling distance
running miles across this desert before I slept.
With precision I mapped the route
and timed the pace that I would keep.
My internal clock so well trained
that I don’t wear a watch.
I tied my shoes and stretched
and then I set out on my way.
Eyes straight ahead, breathing paced
rhythm set by the pounding of my feet.
After several hours my mind began to wander
I needed a distraction from the trail.
A sudden flicking sound caught my attention
a sound whose intent is to inspire fear.
With boredom as the impetus I began to chase the sound
and without knowing it veered off of my path.
With the same pace and focused determination
I followed that rattle, a hypnotizing sound
As I quickened my step the sound reached a frenzied height
my breath burned as it raced through my chest.
The moment our eyes met was the moment I felt the sting
and then I didn’t feel anything at all.
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