Basketball/Running

Hardwood

Greenway

Late nights at the park,

last to leave

Early mornings through the park,

first to arrive

Smell of leather

Freshly mowed grass

AI

Meb

Bum knees

Less bummy knees

My knees used to kill me on the court,

nobody asked

They feel fresh on the pavement,

“Don’t runners have bad knees?”

Mid-post fadeaway with the awkward shot

Picking up the pace with my limping trot

Arrhythmic sneaker squeaking

Keeping time with a pair of Brooks

Brain dead, unconscious, in the zone

Chasing the elusive runner’s high

Full court

Marathon

How many shots in a row

How far or fast I can go

Pass the rock

Other runners

“Bucket!”

“On your left!”

Painted lines

No boundaries

Crossover

Cross the finish line

 

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