From the day you were born

it’s been a marathon.

You should have known

something was wrong.

You tasted the air,

but took as a dare

(curling your fingers)

the blazing, bare

beams of sunlight—

bright in your eyes.

Here, your first lesson,

you learned to care

—to close your eyes—

to survive, from birth,

to show your strength,

to prove your worth.

The marathon doesn’t slow

when you sleep at night.

Fears that are the birthright

of being alive

teem inside your mind

and try to drive a wedge

between possibilities

and dreams.

The marathon doesn’t slow,

even though potential

and your goals are within reach,

they just need some light,

a green thumb, and time

to grow.

via Daily Prompt: Marathon



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