I saw the old man running

running for his life

not away from someone coming

just to stay alive

he looked a man of 80 years

face focused and determined; I became endeared

marvelling that, run, he still could

thought him special, because he still would

in my eyes he became a young man

a mindful transformation, pleasantly unplanned

and though it was no marathon race he ran

I, instantly became, his biggest fan