To remind myself each day,
a chosen life has begun,
I run.

To let the darkness,
see the sun,
I run.

To prove I am not done,
a battle I have won,
I run, and I run.

To clear my mind,
and answers find,
I run.

To understand my place,
over mountain peaks,
I pace.

To expand the lungs,
and open my heart,
I run, and I run.

I run to reflect,
I run to connect,
with my innermost self.

I am a shadow of Nature,
roots, earth, peaks, sun,
I run.