Sunday, September 16, 2012

preparation in the key of life

:) :) :D 


This morning I woke from a great night's sleep

after a long day of work
and a great date with my wife

I was rested
So I wrote
For church
For what would happen before, at 2:00pm

Somewhere around late morning and on to midday
I began to clean

I threw out the excess and cleared the desk
And the floor

I was a bit later to the mile race then I’d planned
But the office was clean and I felt nourished
by tidiness at an unexpected hour

I listened to Ephesians on the drive over in the light rain and thought God is good on a cloudy, foggy, cool afternoon: There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

I made it to the city of oaks, center-city, in plenty of time
Shared a jersey with a new runner
Stretched out legs
Picked up bibs
Prepared my heart
Laced up trainers then racers

Not my most disciplined first quarter of the race
Still two seconds too fast

Pushed with a protégé
On the back side of capitol square

Didn’t hurt enough on the closing 500 meters
But that’s what next time is for

Ran 8-10 seconds faster than ever before for the distance of one mile
I’m thirty seven.
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