RUNNING THROUGH THE IMPERILED STRETCH
Here's where everything gets strewn aside -
the joggers, at this point, just start throwing
off their clothes. I mean tee shirts and men
shirts and stuff - not the crazy things. The
people on the sidelines go home with all
sorts of sweaty items. If they wish. Just
a wash and clean, and good as new.
High up in the buildings, water comes
tumbling down, liquid in a free-fall,
while along the route, as well, people
hand out water in bottles. A real field
day for the plastic-bottle industry, but
it's all overlooked. Global warming's got
nothing on what these people cook.
And anyway, as I see it, the bigger
problem is global war-mongering.
Here's not quite the end of the line,
just maybe the last 'runner's stretch'
to be wary of. Like that Doomsday
Clock, hands set at four minutes
to Midnite. You'd better watch out.