RACE to PERFECTION
by Lin Floyd
Running uphill at great speed,
he’d finish first despite others’ efforts.
It didn’t matter how he got to the goal,
just get there before anyone else.
Then at the end of the race called life,
he discovers...it's a lonely place.
Trophies and ribbons count for not
when you are the only winner––alone.
Too late to celebrate an empty victory
as strewn runners passed by along
the way were ignored by the leader.
Better to run as a team, then all will win.