Long Distance Runner II

by Ethel Mortenson Davis

“I run because it is my culture.”

“My father is not there for me
because he is a drunk.”

“The runners with me
are my family.”

“My culture says that I must greet
the sun by running.”

“I think about my future
when I am running.”

“I think about what my life
is going to be.”


Filed under Ethel Mortenson Davis, Poetry

9 responses to “Long Distance Runner II

  1. I live this poem Ethel.

    It made me smile because I have a very different running poem which I am about to share on WordPress soon. 🙂


  2. Ina

    To be in that suspended phase 🙂 running is flying for a split second

  3. When we run our dreams and memories run with us. To run in silence. Now, there is a goal.

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