Twilight Run

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A woman can't sleep and goes for a run...

Submitted: August 07, 2018

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“Twilight Run”

 

She couldn’t sleep

her head

unable

to process

all of her

thoughts

smoothly

they kept getting

stuck

in the wheels

of her mind

and waking her

up,

she had about

an hour

before the sun

would hit the

sky

sliding out

of bed

and into a

pair of shorts

and an old

college hoodie

she grabbed

her shoes

and started

running

in the direction

of the new

day’s sky

hoping to jar

loose

whatever it

was

stopping the

machinery

of her thinking

from completing

its task,

her feet

able to find

their way

through the

dimly lit night

the cool chill

of the early

morning

disappearing

as her body

starts to heat

up,

her muscles

begin to stretch

out

letting her widen

her stride

with her head

still feeling

heavy

as the rest

of her body

feels feather

light,

trails of sweat

start streaking

down her upper

body

her thick hoodie

holding in

too much

heat

wearing only a

sports bra

underneath

she doesn’t

hesitate

to pull the

hoodie off

tying it around

her waist

without having

to

slow her pace,

the night air

now kissing

her

exposed wet

skin

till her body

compensates

and the air

draws the excess

moisture

away,

she slips

between

two beings

the one of

a tormented

mind

to the swiftness

of an African

cat

sprinting after

its prey

she stays in

this

high speed

groove

till she gets

to the end

of her breath

dropping into

a jog

then a walk

before taking

a seat

at the edge

of her world

waiting for the

start of the

new day,

she pulls the

hoodie

back over her

head

beads of sweat

rolling down

her back

and chest

till they get

trapped by

her sports bra

she leans back

on her hands

closes her eyes

and points her

face

to the sky

and relaxes,

her bellybutton

pools with

sweat

as she starts

to feel the

sun

work its way

up her body

to her face

her mind

starting to open

up

as she’s draped

in a veil

of warmth

from the sun

keeping her eyes

closed

as she soaks

up the rays

till she feels

her mind

float away,

then she pulls

herself up

gravity

empting her

bellybutton

as she gives

her legs a

stretch

before running

her finger

underneath

her sports

bra

and freeing

the captured

sweat

residing there,

then with a

clear mind

she begins to

run

till she’s going

as fast

as she can

with the new

day

following closely

behind her

all the way

back home…

 

Tom Allen…07-21-2018…

 


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