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I don’t care that it’s cold out,
I need to run.
This life needs to be left in my dust.
My adrenaline starts as I begin to go faster.
My house is just a dot behind me.
No one knows I am crying.
It is camouflaged as sweat.
I have to keep going, until my soul is exhausted.
Running - the only time my chains are off.
Running - the only time you aren’t in my head.
Running - the only time I can truly be me.
All I’ve got is the cold breath in front of me and my sneakers on the pavement.
No one else ...
I am at peace.


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.





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blingblang4eva said...
Apr. 11, 2009 at 11:40 pm:
i can totally relate :)
 
dbacksgirl29 replied...
Apr. 16, 2012 at 7:53 pm :
As a runner myself this poem means something to me so thanks so much for writing it!
 
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