Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Race by Ronald Moran

How many more IV's, pictures, or how much
blood drawn from my thin-skinned arms before
                         they decide

the time I have left according to their rock-
results, printed out as if I were a stock car

and they're counting the runs I have left
                         on the track
before I'm dropped by sponsors, big guys
                         with money.

Ronald Moran has poems in current or forthcoming issues of Asheville Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review, and Tar River Poetry. In March he was inducted into Clemson University’s CAAH Hall of Fame.

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