We finish each other’s
sentences and laugh,
choosing to ignore, as we always have,
the warnings of reason.
Keep a steady pace. Listen to your body.
Avoid unnecessary stress.
As if they were ever our mantras.
So we tired and cramped
stopping sometimes – desperate for
breath, we retched,
each other’s strength
paused when we needed to stretch
but never let go of each other’s legs.
February 14th 2017