How to ride a bicycle


Examine the sublime black
of the road: how it steers
the bike as if grooved,
through a cup
of warm air.
Bow over the drops,
tuck elbows and knees
above the sweet flex
of aluminum
and soon the leaves
cracked with autumn
will wish they could
fly too.

© 2005 Christine Klocek-Lim

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14 thoughts on “How to ride a bicycle

  1. Robin, thanks! It’s the one thing I truly love to do, especially in the autumn.Plus Ultra, thanks for stopping by. Yes, I do like Robin’s work and I was very pleased to see he’d started a blog.Paula, I’m glad you liked it. I’ve been trying to write a good poem about bicycling for ages, and this is the only one I think that comes close.

  2. I got inspired by Don of Conscious Living Blog. He was kind to give us an inside of his poetic journey in LIP. (www.livinginpoetry.blogspot.com). hope you can share ur thoughts on Don

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