What’s more fun than breathing (I was going to end the sentence there)
Breathing it faster!
Moving so fast
that you run out (of air).
You rest, walking, taking in
a lot of fresh oxygen to build up
for the next dash to breathlessness.
Nobody cares whether you exercise your
lungs and heart to capacity.
But they sure appreciate it.
It feels better to run than to walk
–at least to me.
It seems effortless when I have the
energy to do so.
When my body says “enough”,
I walk the rest of the way home,
wishing I had more energy to
make it running all the way.