Race Day – A Poem By Josh Spears

1002686_10102207844688437_6097373746478191242_nRace Day by Josh Spears

Roiling, gray-darkened heaven.

Cold rain—windblown and furious

Falls in heavy loads on impatient hearts

While windows fog in fettered wait.

Taut legs—cramped and anxious

Long for release from restless internment

As lightning cleanses passing skies.

Restive crowd—consumed and nebulous

Wends through concrete encasement

Where thickening haze envelops hope.

Stiff bodies—poured and tenuous

Rust in lactic rest.