I’m not worried about the economy because I don’t understand it.
A boy told me
if he roller-skated fast enough
his loneliness couldn’t catch up to him,
the best reason I ever heard
for trying to be a champion.
What I wonder tonight
pedaling hard down King William Street
is if it translates to bicycles.
A victory! To leave your loneliness
panting behind you on some street corner
while you float free into a cloud of sudden azaleas,
pink petals that have never felt loneliness,
no matter how slowly they fell.
|—||Naomi Shihab Nye, “The Rider” (via bookoasis)|
(In Response to Charles Warnke’s You Should Date An Illiterate Girl.)
We’ve had this before but thanks for submitting it again, it’s so cool!