Cycle, poem by Renee Emerson (STARTING TO RIDE Poetry & Prose Series)

Originally posted on Silver Birch Press:
Cycle by Renee Emerson She doesn’t have to learn anything just yet. Only glide, pump the pedals, the bike kept upright with training wheels winging out from the back tire. A spot bare up front for basket and bell, not bought yet from the local Walmart. Helmet-capped Hermes, suddenly…


threshing floor placed 2nd in the jacar press full-length book contest. the judge, denise duhamel, called it “compelling and soulful.” (and i like this press–lola haskins, al maginnes, lots of good poets in their catalog) i’ve sent to 4 contests since november, two gave back pretty quick No Thanks, 1 i’ve yet to hear from,… More runner-up!