Brendan Mulligan
1 min readApr 3, 2020


Today I ran to the ocean

And I reminded it of who I am,

That we have known each other a long time,

and that even though I always keep running past –

Could it lend me some strength in my time of need?

And the ocean responded that it knew me well,

that it hadn’t forgotten me,

that running would not take me more far nor near,

For it is within me always,

and the proof ran down my cheeks,

and I could taste it on my lips.