Time warps all around me.
There is a timer in my ear.
A coach yelling at me to go faster.
My parents telling me to hurry up –
or I may be late.
My head is spinning in circles.
Going through the motions over and over.
Slowly my legs begin to get tired.
The energy is starting to run out.
I scream at myself inside.
“There is no way I can stop now!”
The finish line is near.
As I near the end of the race,
The finish line gets farther and farther away.
And look back.
And realize I haven’t moved an inch from where I stared.