Run, run, keep running,
Faster, farther…Wait! Too. Tired. Slowing down.
Trying to keep up, instead I’m worn out.
I stop. Just a pause. I. Need. Rest.
Breathe in, Breathe out. Repeat.
I look back toward the starting point. Gaze longingly at the finish line.
Must. Find. The will to move.
By Andrea St. Louis
Inspired by the Daily Post “Fifty Word” Writing Challenge!