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2021-02-05T12:47:47-05:00February 4th, 2021|Musings on life|

Why they call it jogging

I bought expensive running shoes
as though I thought perhaps
they would be like batteries
for my legs

but jogging was like I remembered it
the last time I tried

I had to remind my feet
to thump onward
to try bouncing
to carry my torso
just a little further

yet when I stop
after two laps of the lake
my skin is awake
and I smile at everyone

remembering that this is why
they call it jogging

because the pounding
jostles loose
all the stuck joy.

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