Seventh Annual Fun Run
Parents in T-shirts and shorts herd their hyperactive children to the starting line. We ignore the green-shirted volunteer speaking through a bullhorn. Other volunteers attempt to corral us to one-half of the road. An oceanic blanket of humidity smothers us in an all-too-familiar hot, sticky discomfort.
Matt and Frankie run ahead. Mira walks briskly. Michelle and I leisurely stroll.
I can’t tell if I’m sweating by the end.
horde of walkers
high above hills and asphalt
more by FRANK J. TASSONE
photograph by Jordan McQueen