Talking after running
The heart after running is less likely
to lose itself to ledge or leap. It has
Asserted resolve over a measurable distance.
So if the heart leaps after running, it is more
Than a magnitude of muscle memory. Doesn’t
The steady heart know the world’s greatest
Victories are like fireflies in a July field
I walk across after the night’s mile has cooled
Me down? Steadier than these glimpses
Of what threads through us, across time
And space. Yet it leaps as though into the light
for words it might wander toward
If this path did not already describe it best.