i am no mercury

when the wind falls behind me

and i hear her staggered breath

i remember pheidippides

and his cries of victory

upon bursting into athens

and the wind

she shrieks with fury, for

she cannot catch me.

                  i am no mercury

                  i do not run for jupiter or any lower case

                  god on a mountain

i run because I am faster than the wind,

and

I will carry no one’s message

                  but my own.

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