November Journal: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Like the silent loping of a deer
as it emerges out of shadows,
passes and subsides in the distance,
beneath the ripe gold of the full moon
a solo runner glides down the street.
His tireless legs glow white and lithe in
washes of lunar clarity. His
white gloved hands piston-pump the frost cleaned
air. Beneath his hood, breath clouds spurt from
his thrumming oxygen-flushed heart. His
loping stride passes the house. Without
a shift of gear, his body leans as
he glides up the steep hill.

The morning
paper dangles from the watching hand.

editors note: Man is machine where watching is wonder. (This submission is part of Don's new collection, The Present Tense, Allen Road South: Annus Mirablis, you can get yourself a copy here. Check it out!) - mh clay

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