They run from their problems
like Olympic sprinters going for Gold.
They veer suddenly from difficult conversations
like gazelles avoiding a predator.
Leaping from conflict.
They pursue their insipid dreams
like marathon runners.
But all roads lead to pain and suffering.
Problems catch up, difficult conversations find short-cuts
and dreams are pacemakers, always just out of reach.
Unlike broken bones, broken souls cannot be easily fixed.
The x-ray shows nothing is wrong
but they know that something needs mending.
©2018 Seetha Dodd