Race the Wave this weekend, The Oregonian, 9/11/15
Up the coastal highway, on poles and storefronts,
the poster’s question blared – can you outrun…?
Imagine the 12 foot wave, the wall
that slams like a fist towards you,
imagine the roads toward the hills.
The 5 and 10K run scheduled for Saturday
will test your mettle. Let’s have T-shirts
and hot dogs, and TV coverage.
Ol’ USA know-how will beat that monster –
hold a race up the hill, Lycra and headbands,
lithe limbs and Nikes, pounding the asphalt
as the crowds cheer. Let the day be sunny.
Let no sign of high waves
disturb our fun.