Tunnels

I was one of 16,000

there to run

Through tunnels of cherry blossoms

I ran elbow to elbow

no one running for a PR

everyone there

simply to run

Through tunnels of cherry blossoms

I looked to my left

I looked to my right

and the blossoms cheered me on

I gazed across the water

and the blossoms waved me on

I was one of 16,000

who ran from

and to

the Washington Monument

Through tunnels of cherry blossoms

ten glorious miles

Through tunnels of cherry blossoms

8 thoughts on “Tunnels”

  1. Wow. Congratulations on the run and the poem. I love the images. I was in D.C. on Sunday morning as you finished. I was only yards away. I listened to the DJ announcing the names of runners as they crossed the line, and I felt less fit. I was in line for the Museum of African American History, which was also amazing, though not always as uplifting as running through tunnels of cherry blossoms. It’s a hard history lesson, like going through a different kind of tunnel.

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