My New Philosophy

I don’t think. I cycle.
And my legs propel
this man/machine
fluidly forward.
I don’t think. I see
and feel the life
and laughter around me.
Muscles making
soundless strainings
- singing of their
freedom.
The joy of expression.
Physicality.
Levitation.
I cycle, therefore I am.

                                      -Richmond, 1999