Neck and neck they raced;
Oblivious of the track;
Wind swept – terra firma receded as
They took flight.
It was him and her, doing what they do best;
Run – from trouble, for a cause, towards an embrace;
A challenging life sprinkled with bliss;
Neither cared for the spectators
Who lay down wire after wire on the track
Determined to tally and re-tally the score
Of a gender race that spiraled out of control;
Neck and neck they forged ahead
Pausing to make sure the other was still there;
Still smiling and completely detangled from
Mankind’s wires – those two were humans
But never part of the race.