woolen lungs

woolen lungs

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

a run

"
Steel wool
burning my lungs
tendrils
ascending
up my throat ...

thighs ache and
ankles wobble,
lips dry; heart pounds,
restoring balance
to the universe again --

I feel fatigue
try to catch me
I shun her
with a defiant crunch
on the gravel street.

swaying a little
to the beat.
feel it in my feet,
my love,
the run.





© 2017 Lyn Anderson


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A healthy body promotes a healthy mind . Muscles and brain cells somehow works and function in similar ways . Im impress with the way you describe the feeling of fatigue and tiredness and pushing ourselves to our limits . The muse here is a good custodian of her physique .

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

I have a few poems about running. It is like nothing else, that feeling. Once you are hooked on it, .. read more
NeiL ArandA

5 Years Ago

Chess was my hobby and though I stop playing I still enjoy reading and keeping up with current chess.. read more
'Cause when the feelin's right...
:) great run, perfectly pair with this poem. Nice job.
I know that thigh aching feeling... Feeling the burn. Love it.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Thanks so much, yes, if you had told my 20 something self I would become an avid runner in my 40's I.. read more
Matching Socks

5 Years Ago

Lol! Funny, I used to be a run but I mountain bike now, that is my true passion. One of them anyway.. read more
"restoring balance
to the universe again --

I feel fatigue"

That run can be a ton of fun. I like the idea of restoring the balance. Excellent...:)........

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Thanks. That's how running makes me feel. I can leave the house angry, sad, tired, and the run takes.. read more
Sami Khalil

5 Years Ago

I agree. You are welcome...:)........
Nothing can compare to that runner's high, it's a rush like no other, but it hurts like hell too til you get to that point in time, puts hair on your chest. :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Or at least in it. Well, there's one thing that maybe compares, but, I can run all by myself ...
Frieda P

5 Years Ago

Ha I knew you'd go there.....................

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Added on September 26, 2014
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Lyn Anderson
Lyn Anderson

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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