lake trails

running to escape the drag of the day, meetings, screens, power points

up the stairs - quick time from parking lot

path is clear take the side avoid the assault of pavement hard

making good time concentrate on path ahead

nods and waves to opposite travelers, are they escaping to? what pushes them to tread

canopy leaves shelter from sun heat and give cooling relief

turn off to less taken path, new views unfamiliar push toward undefined goal

rely on wrist tech sky connected - distance and time detected

stop for respite spoiled by insect on winged mission to bite

down liquid to replenish and cool inner fire

return to start retracing steps wasted

drained from strain but soul restore

four wheel steed awaiting in lined asphalt stall

return to world - temporary escape fades to memory