Roadrunner’s Rhyme

Mary L. Holden
Dec 28, 2023

A bird with a sense of humor and a unique sense of time.

Photo by the author. Free…if you want or need it.

Hatch from an egg
look towards the sun
stretch out a leg
go for a run.

Ignore stingers
eschew thunder
endure heat of
desert summer.

Then, in winter,
measure distance
as you dream up
your existence.

Think not of time.
Keep to present.
Speed when needed
to stop this rhyme.

QUESTION: What is the value of the energy of the past? Creatures of the desert know the answer…even if they cannot ask that question.



Mary L. Holden

A constantly evaporating editor and writer. Believer in medium since 2013 when they made me wait for an invitation….