Racetrack Life

In this racetrack
we call life
we speed by,
rarely stopping,
our eyes on the prize
every second,
pushing ourselves
faster and faster,
but ultimately
it's those last
few seconds,
those final laps,
where the winner
and losers
are determined.
And all the time
we sped past
was such a waste
because we
could've enjoyed
all the moments
along the way.

(unless of course you're the winner)