Track Practice is a solo project of Joshua Sheehy

I remember one day
Long ago
In junior high
Watching the varsity track team practice
Watching them round the curves at speed
But their coach was unimpressed
Like a cannon from the opposite side of the field
His thunderous voice echoed
"Stop feeling sorry for yourselves!"

I still remember
How some of their faces changed
How some of their backs straightened
Then leaned into the headwind
How some of them
Ran faster

One day
Long after
I knew I had only learned to feel sorry for myself
And I knew it was my fault