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Velocipede Verses #6: It's All About the Bike

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It's All About the Bike

You may
Have heard
The words
It’s not
About
The bike

It is
It was
Always
Will be
About
The bike

Rule 4
Says it’s
Without
Question
About
The bike

Deny
That it’s
About
The bike?
Chastised
Thusly

Rule 5’s
The one
The bike
Would say
If bikes
Could speak

Stand fast
Hold ground
Don’t give
It’s all
About
The bike

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Rule #4 // It’s all about the bike. It is, absolutely, without question, unequivocally, about the bike. Anyone who says otherwise is obviously a twatwaffle.

— The Rules https://www.velominati.com/

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If it
Is not
About
The bike
Then what
Is it?

Is it
About
The road
You ride
Atop
The bike?

Is it
About
The way
The bike’s
Wheels go
Around?

Is it
About
The way
The wind
Feels on
The bike?

Is it
About
The way
The bike
Gets you
To town?

Is it
The way
The bike
Feels when
You win
The race?

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Is it
How the
Bike will
Go as
Fast as
You’d like?

Is it
How the
Bike can
Go slow
As you’d
Like, too?

Is it
About
The hum
You hear
From the
Bike’s wheels?

Is it
Wonder
The bike
Gives to
Each tick
Of clock?

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Does it
Conjure
For you
The bike
You had
At six?

Do you
Recall
First time
The bike
Gave you
Freedom?

Do you
Still ride
The bike
And say
Look Ma
No hands?

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Can you
Hear your
Heartbeat
When you
Ride the
Bike hard?

Would you
Give cash
To ride
The bike
With your
Best friend?

The way
You rode
The bike
Back when
You both
Were young?

And tell
Bad jokes
Almost
Forget
You’re on
The bike?

That would
Be cool
The bike
Would rule
The rest
Could drool

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To me
You see
It is
Will be
About
The bike

That guy
Who said
It’s not
About
The bike
Is gone

The bike
Is here
From start
It is
What it's
About

What else
On earth
Is it
About
If not
The bike?

In fact
Look back
You’ll see
It's all
About
The bike

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© 2020 greg cain

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