Drop dead

I ran this marathon
with the intention of
completion in triumph.

I realised in midway
that was only
an aspirational goal.
I had no choice but
downgraded it to
successful completion
with torlerable suffering
of sprains and strains.

I was a wilted desert lily
so detrimentally dehydrated
yet was afraid of hyponatremia.

My greatest concern though
is the likelihood of
revitalisation after
a cardia arrest.