one day in high school we came into the art room and sat in front of the tv, 

our teacher pulled up a video of a track meet, men's 1600 

the gun shoots, they start running across our monitor 

then, slowly, quickly, one runner pulls forward 

soon he laps the group 

he finishes minutes before anyone else 

our teacher tells us this is how we should be, 

running faster and trying harder than anyone 

not caring that it hurts

we sit on the floor, stoned, together