To Run

"Doc says its broken, I can't argue with that!"
My teammates seem envious
Yet they ask me not to be daft
But what was I supposed to say
"Yeah for you it sucks"
While I waste my spring afternoon's away
With my sodden sneakers untouched

That doesn't seem right, at least not to me
I've been taught to hate you, and for that I am truly sorry
But sometimes I miss you, and my sense of pride
I miss your strenuous afternoons
Perfecting my elongated strides

I would brag about you because you were all I had
And now you have been taken away
Because of that little bone attached to my calf
Every morning I tear at the velcro
Swearing the problems fixed
But all I see are swollen sides
And as I fall to the floor, it clicks

Goddammit, I must have asked for this
But I guess I don't remember
All those long practices
I should have seen this coming
I guess you broke up with me
Its just been a long time coming

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