Run For Your Life


Self-involved with every ache- quite solipsistic to be sure.

Never have I been involved with my body more!

And I – sixty four!


Having always disregarded every pain, persevering stoically

I now run to doctors, get MRIs and complain about my knee.

Never have I spoken so much about me!


What’s  happened to this lady who always held firm?

What’s happened?  I’ve become a MERM

Who runs when she shouldn’t in cold, rain and snow

And laughs with her team mates all a glow.

Delighted as we race up cat hill to Neil’s drill

Proud that we’re older- but not “over the hill.”


Sandra Krystal

February 2005                                                Back