the girl pedal pushes in a funny way-
full force to the left
while steering hard left

…catches herself…

hammers down hard on her right, aiming hard right

…she leans into the fall

lives for that feeling of almost-too-far, but
always pulls back befo-

Did you catch the center?
We don’t mention it, but it’s there for her.
She passes right over – but it’s always right there!

Invisible possibility of an even keel, made real every time
she completes an orbit

and her every revolution is answering the question:

“Must we go ’round again?”