Dogs 2015

SIN SPRINTS
(5/24/15)


it's
not much

running
flat out
for about
200 yards

before
the old legs
give out

before
the old lungs
give out

but for
30 seconds or so
I feel truly
young

the joint
pain
disappears

I am
in the ecstasy
of movement

I am
as vital
as any
living being

existence
again worthwhile
in long striding
bliss

a lifetime
of transgressions
seemingly forgiven
for that short
term
of velocity

a youthful
joy
preparing me
for the slow
limping
painful
walk home