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Saturday, 02 April 2011 20:05

Bouncing Back

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He swore off marathons two years ago
Coaxed by a friend, he trained again
and finished the race, but slower
Satisfied at his return to sport
Telling friends he was pleased
to report he accomplished his goals
Brushing aside the slower pace
to be expected after a long hiatus

A business owner assesses numbers
explains away the downward trend
Everyone is feeling the pinch, she says
and though she fears things will stay
this way she thinks she had a decent year

Many things I too will justify
Why I'm not as agile or quick of mind
Why tasks are more difficult at my age
But I still say I did damn good today
Creating new standards with lowered aims
to stage a comeback, in a relative way

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Bill Boslego

Bill Boslego is a new retiree and a new writer.  His most recent work has appeared in The Literary Burlesque, Berg Gasse 19 and Jerry Jazz Musician.  He lives in the Washington, D.C. area.

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