Make me more breath than gasp,
more glide than grunt, more thrust
than thud. Slide me, fly me, soar and
coast me, skim and skate me. Rush
and whoosh me. Give me wings in my feet,
give me race in my thighs, give me dash,
give me lilt, give me sprint in my push,
there is hush in my wish, there is awe
on my lips. O legs be lissome. O arms be swung.
O lungs be vast. O breath be song. O skis
be susurrous. O winter, be snow-deep, be long.