This poem is a tribute to an athlete who died young (obviously), a marathon runner by all appearances. He used to run through town, but his final race was being carried in a casket. You'd be forgiven for thinking we were reading Hardy again.
Lit Brick is a comic started by Jodie Troutman in an effort to read the entire Norton Anthology of English Literature. Having eventually succeeded in that goal, it now features comics about all manner of random literature. For more of Jodie's work, visit troutcave.net!