Running so fast. Trying to outrun what is behind me, trying to outrun tomorrow while the ghost of your love chases me.
I have to keep running; outrun the shadows of lust and love that swarm around me; outrun the promises that turned into lies because if they catch me
they will entomb me.
So I keep running and my chest burns and salt water drips from my pores and my eyes as my heart rate accelerates trying to keep up with my swift shallow breathing and I keep running.
I keep running. I have to outrun the fingers of memories that threaten to tie me down for eternity
I keep running
I keep running toward what I hope to god is a rainbow and not an illusion I keep running afraid to look back at the mayhem behind me that I had a hand in and I keep running and your voice echoes through me
and I tremble.
trying to outrun a fate that will bend around time and catch me.
© Christie Marie Kruger 2013