Posts Tagged ‘recovery’


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What we write…

What we write
Can consume us
Becoming bullets
That blast through us
Moments in words
That douse all the flames
In the midst of a song
A whispered name

Sometimes the words
They won’t come
Like a love you can’t feel
When hurt leaves you numb
But love is still there!
Even though the river is dammed
We must do what we can
It’s never enough
To silently write

We must be heard…

Peter Anstiss
Copyright 2017


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The midnight runner

Under the watery midnight moon
An injured runner gently jogs
Is it because I never sleep
That I am pounding lonely streets
Or because I am a loon
Or the fact that no one will see my gloom
If my broken body drifts back out of tune
If my muscles are truly ruined
Now I may be broken, but I am not defeated
There are dreams and hopes yet completed

#running

© 2015 Peter Anstiss


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Running in my sleep

Today I woke and heard the rain
Whispering to me on the window pain
‘Get up and run’ it is a constant tug
A deep yearning for that post run buzz

Then a familiar ache reminds me
I still have to tame and heal this crippled leg
Exercises looping on repeat,
Strengthen rest, strengthen rest,

For all my work I cannot ever be complete
But maybe I can be just enough
All I need is a path that’s clear
A lot of healing and a little luck

© 2015 Peter Anstiss