Wet Wool Socks

That blister is getting bigger.
I feel fabric rub against skin,
skin already partly removed
from the continuity of my arch
by a bubble of fluid
ready to burst.

That blister will dry up
before I let it spread
it’s contents to the pads
of my foot, callus of heel;
if these snow puddles
ever dry up themselves.

That blister is reminder.
Running isn’t easy or painless
or the best activity for feet
yet the wool is smart to wick
the moisture from the foot
extending the slushy run.

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