October 1987

“Miler,” New Era, Oct. 1987, 51


Final spurts

Of energy drain

Into his last lap.

Though his chest heaves and

His heart pounds and

Every muscle screams that

He must stop,

On he runs.

I run a different mile,

Yet cannot stop to rest.

You see, this is

My last lap, and

I intend to win

This game of life.