Our Motorbike By Elfriede Jeline Translated By Michael Hofmann

Our Motorbike By Elfriede Jeline Translated By Michael Hofmann rocket water eglantine wooden moon on the roof                                     signs of night &                                     the red motorbike’s                                     bleeding muscle                                     fleshed stalk dripping                                     and overgrowing our evening                                     it too                                     a sign of darkness a leek’s fat body the red motorbike our night fire ravishment of chrome steel our red motorbike […]

All Souls Procession By Brandon Shimoda

All Souls Procession By Brandon Shimoda A cop almost fell off his motorcycle.  He was amid the colorful   floral skeletal commemorations of life, entertaining the children waiting for the procession to come down Bonita He swerved his vehicle, almost tipped over.  everywhere   clowns, evil horse energy in the pits of their eyes,   […]

Midnight Loon By Arthur Sze 

Midnight Loon By Arthur Sze  Burglars enter an apartment and ransack drawers; finding neither gold nor cash, they flee, leaving the laundry and bathroom lights on— they have fled themselves. I catch the dipping pitch of a motorcycle, iceberg hues in clouds; the gravel courtyard’s a midnight garden, as in Japan, raked to resemble ocean […]

Poems about Confidence

The Motorcycle Queen By Tyree Daye

The Motorcycle Queen By Tyree Daye For Bessie Stringfield You said you took God with you to all 48 states. You caroled your grief on an Indian Scout, rode your Harley until the crowd forgot it was a motorcycle, saw a stallion riding the track wall, breaking for a field’s freedom. You wanted a story […]

Channeling Route 66 By Chopper Kate

Channeling Route 66 By Chopper Kate Mother Road, spinner of wheels and dreams, bearing us forth into this land of wonders, bursting at the seams, “Freedom!” her gift and lullaby song beckoning us still further along than we’ve ever been before. Can you take me there, back in time, when and where you were more […]

A Motorcycle Riders Wedding Toast By John Meissner

A Motorcycle Riders Wedding Toast By John Meissner May the roads you travel be trouble free, clear of pitfalls, obstacles, and debris. May love fuel your engines, and your tank never run dry, so remember to show it often; or at least always try. May kindness and compassion be the lubricant for any friction that […]

My Motorcycle By Fred Peye

My Motorcycle By Fred Peye A motor nestled Between two wheels Rumble and roar of The twin cylinders Knees pressed tightly Against fuel tank Leaning into the turns Like a drunken sailor My salvation My shrink My doctor My platonic lover Keeping me Happy Sane In shape Connected to Another reality Maybe even a Parallel […]