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