song of a once sprinter

these legs remember fast
twitch, long gait, quick
thigh, piston yes,
toes earth,
heart sky, wide
gathering short burst,
arms reaching through
soulmade wind, hands
tunneling loose to
what is always up
ahead: unfillable
space burning
blue, my speed
just beyond
my teeth,
waiting
with no
string
but
joy

2009

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