Thursday, April 23, 2009

Watching Women Run

A woman I used to know—hi Jamie!—
often started her work day by running
from her car to the building where she worked.

I never saw her fall. But just watching
her run across the concrete made my heart
race because I was afraid she might fall.

I wonder if that was like exercise?
Was that a kind of cardio workout?
Did watching Jamie run make me healthy?

If being fearful a woman might fall
were an exercise, a weird kind of sport,
I’d be a gold medal Olympic champ.

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