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Motorcycle Ride
Liz Rhodebeck

I took the part with ease –
dark glasses, helmet, jacket,
swinging my leg over the bike
fearless, comfortable
leaning into the curves
with a subtle instinct,
as the driver said,
“Short ride or long?”
and I said, “Keep going.”
On a perfect summer evening,
a tinge of green coolness in the air
the road smooth and open
as youth, as all the songs
without words,
only the rumble of engine,
motion of speed and turn,
past forgotten fields
in the low, slanting sun.

 © by Liz Rhodebeck.
Used with the author’s permission.



Liz Rhodebeck has loved writing since she was a child and gave poems and stories as gifts. Author of several chapbooks, she was awarded the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets’ 2014 Muse Prize. When she’s not writing, Liz likes to dabble in art, and she’s quite fond of bagpipe music. A ministry leader at her church where she lives in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Liz is also a founding member of the faith-based group Grace River Poets. Learn more about her at


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