an online journal of student writing
by Heather Fettig
I never knew I loved the hurt.
The pain of pushing farther and pushing harder,
The soreness and the sweat.
I never knew I loved the satisfaction.
The feeling of accomplishment,
The joys of winning.
I never knew I loved the rain, beating against my face.
The wind fighting, going the other way.
The sound of feet hitting the pavement,
Splashing of puddles and coldness of snow.
I never knew I loved the smells.
The fresh cut grass on the way by a house.
The fresh air going through an open field.
I never knew I loved to run.