Slip sliding
on wintry thin ice
trying to gain traction.

Bright pink running shoes
chasing from shadows.

Strategically placed lamp posts
circles of light
Islands of safety
dispersing shadows.

Bursts of fuchsia speed
pump technically clothed knees and arms.
Breath catches and releases.
Heart races faster
than rose clad feet.

stretch to touch,
encompass me.
Feet land and ricochet,
bound into next step
straining on slippery surface.

As door closes behind,
warmth of home
wraps me in a hug of familiarity.
Exhausted shoes
collapse on shelf.
Shadows fade
and are forgotten,
for the moment.

4 thoughts on “Shadows

  1. Exhausted shoes, love that! I wonder.. how challenging would it be for you to write poetry about warmth and summer sunshine in the midst of all this wintry chill 😉

  2. mincs1 says:

    I like the challenge! I will see what comes of it 🙂

  3. Meghan says:

    Exhausted shoes and technically clothed knees and arms are all such fresh language of you, the runner! Circles of light…all work together to create such a sensual take on running. Very nice!

  4. mincs1 says:

    Glad you like it, Meghan 🙂

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