Thoughts In The Middle Of A Workout

What goes through your head in the middle of the most intense workout? Do you quit, or keep going…

worn hands

stuck to ground

and feet

like temporary displacement

the calluses grow

and sting

from hanging on

like weathered memories

and permanent stains

it all seems impossible

at the worst moments

and then you’re cut

and bruised

but somehow still around

and after the pain

it’s just you

and truth

and death,

or life

– choice

Sound and words by Brian Cauley

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