Careless cars whizzing past
Obscene gestures thrown my way
Honking horns, too close close shaves
All on a normal day
Pause a listen, hear a chirp,
Stray sounds from the road
Can't be bothered, can't be hear
By their motored gloats
But by bicycle, I can feel
The world in all its splendor
The spray of last night's skunks,
The cry of babes on the floor.
Stop my bike in the road,
Block the injured child
Extract necessary tools from my pack
Escort back to the wild
Cars are blindly incautious
My marbles strewn across the road;
What it is they cannot see:
Aiding a lost bird or toad.
I don't need to see a shrink
I won't visit the proctor
I can't bear to search for the elusive
Since I found in me the Doctor.
I'll ride where I need to go,
Traveling time the slow way round
On this thing of lights, metal, and string,
That flies without leaving the ground.