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I am not a runner

Written by Rosie Allabarton on Sunday the 2nd of December 2012

but as I lie on my side 
waiting for sleep to come 
because nothing else has 
for the longest of times, 
it's like I've been running 
I am on the run 
and I've been caught mid-stride, mid-leap 
one foot tucked under a thigh, 
outstretched, expectant, in welcome 
or for balance 
and I try for the longest of times 
to remember what it's like 
to lie side-by-dangerous-side 
and stop all this running.