Dear Barnstable High School Track:

I’m sorry that I hadn’t been to see you in a couple months.

If it’s any consolation I’ve thought about you at least once a week.

Occasionally, I’d drive by.   I’d sneak a peek at you from the window of the car.  You always looked so lonely.  I promised myself that I’d come visit you the next morning.

Of course, the next morning would come and I’d have an excuse not to visit you.

Well, that ended this morning, didn’t it. I came to see you.

It was still dark out.  You might not have noticed me., but you probably heard my wheezing.  Did you hear the retching sound behind the bleachers – that was me.

I promise that I won’t let another two months pass between visits.

I’ll see you next Wednesday.