a movie of you running toward me

if I could I would turn my bicycle

into a movie projector

 

I would reel the film around the front tire

and back onto the rear tire

 

and pedal so fast that I would keep

the light mounted on the frame burning

 

I would do all I could to stay steady

over the sidewalk cracks and curbs

 

to keep the movie of you running toward me

splashed on buildings and sky

 

if I could turn my bicycle

into a movie projector

 

if I could pedal this moment into forever

and pedal and pedal it into forever again

2 thoughts on “a movie of you running toward me”

  1. Great poem.

    And – thanks to synergy or karma or coincidence – the images you use here remind me of a film I recently saw, one of the best films I’ve seen in a long, long time – “The Triplets of Belleville” – Sylvain Chomet’s amazing 2003 animated film. Worth seeing if you’re not familiar with it -

    - and even if you are, worth seeing again.

    Great poem. Thanks.

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