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Running Shoes

I'm not much of a runner.
But I've traveled long distances
trying to stay ahead
of the grief in my thoughts.

I don't see it as an adversary anymore.
It's simply trying to keep pace
with how I miss you now.

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Hello, Michael,
Understanding and accepting grief, feeling empathy toward it and helping it along in its own time frame. Very nice.

Yes L, exactly and thank you!


Michael Anthony

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I like the use of long distance running as a way to describe the grief resolution process. It doesn't go away, but no longer feels like being pursued. Well, done.


Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this piece Steve - much appreciated!


Michael Anthony

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