Pin It

Poem: Joy Ride 

after two years
living far apart
feeling his father
beside him, gripping
the bicycle seat
picking up speed
he looks back
over his shoulder

his father stands
thirty feet behind
waving at him
the boy yelps
zig zags, recovers
keeps himself upright
turns the bike
to wobble back

his father’s arms
grab him tight
the bike rolls
out and away
as his father
whirls him around

Tags: ,

Speaking of Poetry

  • Greg Brown at Towne Crier
  • Greg Brown at Towne Crier

    Greg Brown performs at the Towne Crier in Beacon on January 13.
    • Jan 1, 2017
  • Modfest at Vassar College
  • Modfest at Vassar College

    Don't miss Vassar's Modfest running from January 26 through February 5.
    • Jan 1, 2017
  • Poem: Deserted Garden

    A poem by 8 year old following a writing prompt: “Your soil is only rocks and glass...”
    • Jan 1, 2017
  • More »
  • A poem by Tony Howarth.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Hudson Valley Events

submit event

Latest in Poetry

More by Tony Howarth

Hudson Valley Tweets