Sunday 7 August 2016


My friend measures her steps-
Units per Minute-Speed per Kilometre
Her morning amble punctuated
by App-Speak-Ratings. Oblivious
to all but Rate-Ratio.

Another one rambles, declines
inclines, prefers snail-speed
and lumber. Ear cocked
to the wind, extending his wing
-span to embrace virtual flight.

I follow my dog, sniffing
at every tree trunk, meandering
through meadow-sweet, rolling
in suspect matter from time to time.
Tail up, snout down, lolling it.

Which type of walker are you?

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