The bicycle club

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

leaves rustle
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.

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