running

breath in and out

green and shadows leaping

sweat in eyes, wiped away

burning legs

beneath feet the bridge leaps

river flies underneath

running out emotions

pounding out frustrations

every one under my feet

verdant scents of victory and hope

heart beat beat self determination

limbs overcome their ache

breath in and out

green and shadows leaping

*my run in Salem, OR*

lack

even though my life has moved on

those in it fill it rich and full

spilling over

before me wide and open

landscape lush, skies blue and bright

your lack of heart to nurture, offer kindness

will remind me of what others have

what I will always give

*my daughter, four corners, Colorado*