Updated: Nov 10, 2022
I have not seen this girl before
but already I love her,
poised, upright, purposeful,
with long hair curling from her helmet
and limbs so slim and breakable
as she asserts her right
to ride with the morning traffic
through the two-lane five-point roundabout.
Belted and air-bagged I drive just behind,
mindful of old scars, praying for her.