The bicycle club

they flash by like
many-colored fish
creating the currents
they seek

leaves rustle
barely
as the gam*
finds its pace

we stand and marvel
at the force
but know
it’s not for us
they ride

*Gam has a variety of meanings, including “a leg” which certainly has relevance here;  as part of the marine metaphor, it can mean a school of whales, dolphins or porpoises; and, gam can refer to a social meeting, which is part of the experience of cycling in a group.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s