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Woman in a Film Running to Save Her Love


by P.R. Mercado


If she does not get to him in time,
all is lost. 

She realized too late
that she needed him. 

I personally don't have that much stamina. 
I'd run for a while then continue at a steady jog.

I'll probably miss the opportunity,
and be lonely forever.

Accompanied only by my Norton Anthology from 1990,
and by endless cups of coffee. 

I just can't run that fast,
and have in any case

grown accustomed to my loneliness. 
It is a part of me more than you ever will.
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