Double Canyon Day

One sock, then the other, pulled high upon my calf
Ankle brace and its match, gaiter and its other half

Laces looped and knotted, double tied in bow
One foot, two foot slide into Montrail Fluid Flow

Bottle filled with Tailwind mix to power my uphill
In other hand a water only to rinse my downhill spill

The canyons come with ridges high, the climb my greater strength
Down slope slides my confidence, friend yields to stay in length

Go fast alone I might have wished in younger runner days
But now with partner I go far with synergy and grace

It’s Day 15 of the NaPoWriMo Challenge. Today marks the halfway point in our 30-day sprint, so today the challenge is to write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles. You could incorporate doubling into the form, for example, by writing a poem in couplets. Or you could make doubles the theme of the poem, by writing, for example, about mirrors or twins, or simply things that come in pairs. Or you could double your doublings by incorporating things-that-come-in-twos into both your subject and form.

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