A Moment in Motion

A haiku about running in the winter, composed while running in the winter:

Footprints in the snow:
I’m tracking other runners,
racing against ghosts.

(Running west into a bracing flurry on Clifton, I noticed another runner behind me. Our paths soon diverged. Coming down Fuller Hollow twenty minutes later, I saw recent prints, stride-lengths apart, smoothed by just a dusting of snow, and knew I had come upon the trail of my pursuer. As I ran where the other had ran before we met, I came up with these lines to remember the moment.)

Posted on Sunday, February 12th, 2012. Tags: , .