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!
Garden City Park