... Francis

Francis began to run, and in so doing, reconstituted a condition 
(between each line add a thought)
that was as pleasurable to his being as it was natural: the running for 

(an observation)

bases after the crack of the bat, the running from accusation, the 

running from the calumny of men and women, the running from family, 

(comment or question)

from bondage, from destitution of spirit through ritualistic 

(mark a spot inside yourself)
straightenings, the running, finally, in quest for pure flight as a 

(              )

fulfilling mannerisms of the spirit.

(try )

From the novel Ironweed p 75
William Kennedy