Stench of burnt sugar permeated the kitchen,
Making the smoke detector chime in with its opinion on the situation.
Everyone came running in to see what happened.
Lee just shrugged and put the butter away in the fridge.
Looks like they would have to settle for plain ice cream, and that just stinks!
They were always looking for a place to settle down in
Running was so tiring, and the souls of their shoes were getting holey
It would start with that awkward silence that announced the countdown to launch
But this time there was no moment of quiet in the cacophony of laughter
Everyone deserves to find where their weird is the normal, and that’s how they knew they found their people, their…
Scurrying thoughts running crazy inside his head
Put him on his mental treadmill, trying to exercise them away
Reaching an exhaustion level that would allow him to fall unconscious
It sometimes worked, but tonight the ideas and thoughts were too fast
Not that he gave up dashing after them, but waking hours passed slowly
That’s what made the alarm the next morning such a rude starting pistol for the new day
Can’t stop my nose from running a marathon
Only my eyes are also in the competition
Leaving me drinking like a sailor to keep from dehydrating
Don’t worry. I’m sure it’s not COVID and just a…
Dominic looked at his fouled sneakers
It had started so simply that morning
Snuggling in his warm covers as the sunlight crept into the window
Getting up he put on his running gear and headed out to the trail
Under the red and orange leaves he began to jog
Soon his breath was ragged as he pushed himself harder and farther
That was when he felt that dreaded hard intestinal clenching
It made him stop and look around, but there were people everywhere
Now he tried to walk back, but about half way there he lost the battle
Giving the term “the runs” an added meaning
The rat race isn’t getting any easier
Running as fast as you can in circles
And all you can hope for is some crappy medal
Consider what would happen if you tried a different sport?
Kick off those tired sneakers and grab a javelin?
The new girl was the bomb when it came to running the office
Everyone realized that she was a keeper from day one
Management asked the placement agency to make her permanent
People at the agency were confused. They hadn’t sent anybody over.
Pushing through the masses running the opposite way
Andrea finally found the source of the hysteria
Necromancer and his undead minions were inducing dread
It made her furious and that insulated her from the induced terror
Clutching her glowing baseball bat she yelled, “Batter up!”
Cold water vapor condensed in front of Jeremy with every breath
Running in between the snowflakes was usually relaxing
Instead it further fed the fears Jeremy was fleeing from
Soon he would have to return home to his wife of twelve years
Perhaps he would recognize her this time
Pushing on through the pain was Geoff’s forte
Running through the low bushes scrapped his legs raw
Every breath was labored, oxygen a rare commodity
Sounds of pursuit began to grow
Sending Geoff into more of a panic
Urging more speed from his spent limbs, he tumbled to the ground
Realizing fleeing was no longer an option, Geoff stood up, picking up a branch
Even a lump of coal could become a diamond. Time to see what he was made of