Running

Jada Adgerson and Gianni Morsell

I feel conflicted
Like everyone is counting on me
To supersede
To do better
For the first time in my life
I can’t at least feel like it
I’m sorry I didn’t come
My inspiration is gone
To one with the lock bound hair
Should I come again
I’m so distracted with my problems
My love for running compels me
Please forgive me for not taking it seriously
If I could
I would
I love running
Running away from all my problems
That was my only aspiration
I will continue to run
But this time
I will run with a promise of life
—Gianni Morsell