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Summer Cyclist by James Morehead

July 2, 2011

Summer Cyclist

by James Morehead

pounding heat

 my back

building layers of red

perspiration blinds
                              with stinging pain
wind-blown gravel
and lead-filled exhaust
announce a passing maverick

                                                 but the spinning wheels beneath me
                                                 gliding along boiling pavement
                                                 seem unaware of the sun


approaching oasis
a 7-11 on my right
turn skid stop

head spinning
                       tongue swollen
                                               a bottle of coke

i'm off again

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