Race Ready

Cork from the bottle hung mid air in flight. Streamers, confetti, knee in a lightning jitterbug dance
Threadbare breath, sweat stained shirt, hands Jello and glue in a toothpick plane seat belt bound
Shield and sword in stored trunk, decoder ring on my lap, utility belt wrinkles my cape and leotard pants
Cumulus cloud dreams, pocket coin for the well, lift on airstream, vision of blue ribbon crown
Old Glory on peak, Neil Armstrong on the moon, Rosa Parks in a seat, my touchdown finish line swoon

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The Day 4 NaPoWriMo Challenge is to write a poem that is about something abstract – perhaps an ideal like “beauty” or “justice,” but which discusses or describes that abstraction in the form of relentlessly concrete nouns. Adjectives are fine too! For example, you could have a poem about sadness that describes that emotion as “a rowboat tethered with fishing line to a willow that leans over a pond. Rainwater collects in the bottom, and mosquito eggs.”

My poem is about the abstract qualities that come with preparing for and running a 100-mile race: Excitement, Anticipation, Courage, Hope, Accomplishment

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