May 6 Walt Whitman: The Runner

Been having some summery days lately – well up into the 80s (very hot for us). It’s felt like instant summer; one day it’s cold, the next day it’s hot. Felt like I should be out there concurring the world: canoeing  cycling, running, fishing, building damns (or whatever outdoorsy thing you can think of). Too bad I’m suffering from a summer cold (even instant summer can be a bit stressful on the body). In lieu of concurring the world, I’ll post this poem.

The Runner

by Walt Whitman

On a flat road runs the well-train’d runner;
He is lean and sinewy, with muscular legs;
He is thinly clothed – he leans forward as he runs,
With lightly closed fists, and arms partially rais’d.

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About penneloppe

I like to write horror, dark fantasy and crime fiction. Sometimes, I'll write science fiction, but usually I like to write science fact. I also write screenplays and stage plays. My day job is office work. I live in Seattle and I have a cat.
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