Jogger who passed me by

Heard the sounds coming from behind,
Much before I saw her,
A steady thump, a rhythmic sound
Of strong feet hitting the ground.
Puff of fine dust wafting in the morning air,
Warned that she is gaining on me,
I shifted to the right, just in time.
In a split second mighty Aphrodite
passed me by.
With a look of disdain in her eyes
That would have killed the most venomous viper,
My BMI challenged body, no competition for her.
Before I could complete my miles,
She passed me a few more times.
Dejected and depressed,
I dragged myself to the nearest Starbucks
Hoping to have my morning cup without any fuss.
There in the crowded parking lot,
Aphrodite was looking for a parking spot,
With the hood down on her convertible chariot.
On a cold winter morning
Like Diana targeting her hunt,
She was frantically looking.
Round and round she drove
To find nearest parking spot.
As I walked out of the door
With my latte in my hand,
There was Aphrodite at last
Squeezing her convertible between
two tight spots.
She glared at me, and
I glared back, triumphant at last
That I had my morning cup first.

 

Author: pranabaxom

Poetry is my passion. I am not a methodical writer. I have no set topics to write about. What I feel, perceive, think about, I will like to share in this blog. I open my mind to the world. Like the weather, sometimes my poems are cloudy, sometimes stormy. I always like to see sunshine streaming through the leaves of trees, so I hope I can share some of those sunshine with my readers.

6 thoughts on “Jogger who passed me by”

      1. Any time I can bring a smile to someone’s face, I take it as the greatest compliment. Thanks.
        Taken that challenge several times, have not succeeded yet in crossing the hump.(:

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      2. Believe me, I feel your pain…shoot for healthy not skinny. I’m preaching to myself, as well. My brain is in constant motion and steals all the energy from my body…others function best as running machines.

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