we are going to lose some today.
of course we know there will be casualties on the trail.
they are into their third day of running without a break
but somehow it is different watching it in progress.
they are sometimes coming in after the whistles start.
this leaves them little or no chance to rest.
already they are stretched thin.
pushed to the limits of endurance.
when the physical limits are reached
then it is only the mind that can propel them.
the desire to go on
the will to win.
desperate struggles are happening on big’s trail.
every one of them will fight to the last.
and all we can do is watch
(then send them back to do it again)