Can’t keep runnin’ away.

One foot in front of the other, wind in your hair, pounding the pavement.   Look how fast you’re going.   There’s something about running that is extremely liberating……  or cowardly, depending on how you look at it.

There are things you should walk away from — a bad relationship, an addiction to alcohol, an unfulfilling job.   And then there are things that for one reason or another, you’re afraid to let into your life — help, friendship, success, happiness or love.  

I don’t know, maybe you feel as if you don’t deserve it.  Maybe you’ve spent the last few years having people tear you down and convince you that you’re not good enough.  Maybe you’ve been the one convincing yourself these things. Maybe you’ve had a bad experience that ruined it for you.  That guy you never got over, or that friend that stabbed you in the back.  Like I said, I don’t know.  

All I know is that you’ve got one foot out the door at all times.  Ready.  Just in case something happens, just in case shit hits the fan, just in case things fall apart.  Your walls are high, and for good reason.   You don’t want to let yourself go, but you also refuse to let anything in. 

I dare you to let the good in.  Just a little bit.  Just a taste.  Just the tip.

Here’s a news flash for you, honey:  Whatever you’re running from or to, is intangible. 

You can’t keep runnin’ away.

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