Comeback Run on a Grassy Track


It’s the comeback
On a grassy track.

One: good fun,
Two: not blue,
Three: so free,
Four: wanting more!
Five: still alive,
Six: fixed the mix and mixed the fix—
Oh, Six, you and your devilish tricks!—
Seven: it’s like Heaven,
Eight: worth the wait,
Nine: feeling fine,
Ten: could do it all again.

Instead? Just smile
On the homebound mile.

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