This Poem Is About Believing You Can And It’s Beautiful

Elite runner Alexi Pappas turns her prose to the topic of belief and knowing what you can become.



The cake pretends
to be a cake
before it is baked.
Desiring the joining of
a world of butter and sugar
milk friends flour
while powder resolves

to batter by wanting
place in the pan
without lumps or complaint
it begs the heat please
alter and whole
the thick into shape
recognizably cake.

By making itself
it is saying
I could be a cake.

Read more running prose by Alexi:
In Leaf With You
If Your Running Shoes Could Talk