Running

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Running
by Shira

When I was 5 years old I ran with abandon.
Galloping through the halls of the house,
Innocent to the danger of splinters from the floor boards,
An imagined horse
I laughed and shrieked with joy.
 
When I was 13 I ran from the laughter of a boy,
 his taunting cackle.
 I ran to hide my tears,
 locked in the bathroom
I could finally cry.
Safe from all of their eyes.
 
When I was 19 I ran from the monsters in my mind.
Ran from loneliness to isolation
Ran to the deepest sleep.
The darkest corner of my bedroom,
Ran to the blessing of slumber
Uninterrupted.
 
When I was 25 I ran towards my future
Finally filled with more hope than fear.
I ran with intentions
Clear
Leaping each hurdle
Each stride bringing me closer to my dream.
I ran to an imagined future in my mind’s eye.
Bright and
Near.

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