February 22: Endorphins

As hunger makes the most prosaic meal
Seem an exquisite feast, so also does
A satisfying workout make one feel
Significantly more than just a buzz–

The sky seems bluer, sunshine twice as bright,
The traffic and the breeze accompaniment,
Within a soundtrack singing of delight,
Reflecting all-encompassing content.

But when delayed exhaustion settles in,
That golden glow becomes a leaden weight,
Enthusiasm turns into chagrin,
Since urgent plans will simply have to wait.

And though the world’s not yours yet, to your sorrow,
Take heart that you can try again tomorrow.

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