Downtime

cross-countryskiing

To keep in shape winters
he cross-country skied.
Rowing on land
is how he saw it,
the trail, a river,
banks of snow to both sides.

He would let his mind go,
raise it to another level,
until it was as though
he was
rowing a real
river.

Philip Kuepper
(15 September 2015)

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