Hard Work

Labored breath.
Sweat on the brow.
Muscles straining in effort.
Pulse rising.

Heart pounding.
Thirst growing.
Legs aching.
Weary from exertion.

Music in ears.
Feet on pedals.
Hammering out the rhythum.
Must keep going.

Day after day.
A never-ending war.
All this hard work.
Is it worth the fight?

Step on the scale.
Another pound gone.
So many more left.
Back on the bike again.

©2019 Nancy Lehmann

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