a bike made for just me and you
we can tandem bike into the sunset,
heck, why not into the oblivion?
take me with you, i’ll follow your lead-
a red bike for two,
changing hearts with our speed,
with our love for all things on two wheels.
and if we can’t get our hands
on a tandem bike for our needs -
you can sit on the basket
of my bike and because it’s you,
i promise to not crash.
i’ll be the basket to your bicycle,
the ice to your cream. as long as you
promise to take me somewhere warm,
on the coast,
where we can cuddle on the beach
until the dawn of a new day,
drinking in our favourite stories and laughing
with no fear of tomorrow.
there’s a nest of pillows in our future.
where we’ll curl up under blankets
and i’ll play with your hair.
you can share your music with me
and i’ll listen to it all,
but if you want to leave the house
i’ll brave the beach
and wretched sand.
don’t worry, i can carry you on my
back, and we can run into the ocean,
pretending we don’t feel the cold.
once it reaches my knees, i will take
you back to our blankets,
and we will bask in the sun and
the notes we hum together.
as the sun fades into the waves, after
the green flash momentarily blinds us,
we can tandem bike back home
and fall asleep side by side
smiles on our faces, hand resting in hand.