tears and sweat

Wetness slid smoothly down my face
tears mixing with sweat
gently pooling in my ear
until it muffled the sounds of the gym
the crisp smack of skin against skin
the whap whap of glove against glove
the loud whirring of the fan to my right
hummed a background tune to the music of my world

above me was white, graying concrete and pipes
the ceiling and bright florescent lights
I held up my notepad and tried to write
but at one line I stopped
forgetting the rest, I laughed aloud
the tears flowing freely for all to see
what I wanted to hear
what I needed to hear
what I heard just then
bounced through my head like an excitable child
Is this how one feels when their dream comes true?
Step by step?
My right arm will stretch