Friday, April 15, 2016

Look Ahead: Boston Marathon 2016

Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us
Setting aside the weight of that which
Holds us back
Looking ahead toward the finish
Striving to move beyond morbid fixation

What happened then cannot be undone
Nor should it be forgotten
But as each runner who bounds forward knows
You cannot run your best
Looking over your shoulder

How long can we carry a heavy burden
Before we decide to lay it down
To leave it by the side of the road
Along with the memories of faded crosses
Wilted flowers
Sodden trinkets of bitterness

How long is long enough to look back
At what happened?


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