Readers Write: Psalm 


After George C. Erkmann, 1934-2021, 

Of the NHP-Mineola Runner’s Club 



Need I mention every prayer that flies

Across the boundaries of this land

One to another, or alights

From this world into the next?

A humble runner—running.

Going the distance.  Ignoring the “where from

And “where going” with impunity,

Because that’s not ever enough.

Overall, still running; not looking back.

Without stopping or hesitating.

Alive and Running.

Struck by grace, wanting to cry out,

Where to set my foot on the path

That always embraces the right way!



Stephen Cipot

Garden City Park


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