First in a series of new rondeaus! Here's a new one by poet Jeff Santosusso!
In rotation, ankles and feet
pedal the bicycle, athlete
in rhythm, turning like the wheels,
geometric precision, feel
of perfection with her heartbeat.
Balance, left and right, in replete
bilateral harmony, feat
of grace, constant motion, ideal
To climb the hill, rise in the seat,
exchanging downbeat and upbeat,
posture more upright, toes and heels
thrusting, knees and thighs. Spin appeals
to the sense of rising, complete
Jeff Santosuosso is a business consultant and award-winning poet living in Pensacola, FL. A member of the Florida State Poets Society, he is Editor-in-Chief of panoplyzine.com, an online journal dedicated to poetry and short prose. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared in San Pedro River Review, The Lake (UK), Red Fez, Stories of Music, Vol. 2, Illya’s Honey, Red River Review, Texas Poetry Calendar, Avocet, First Literary Review – East, and other online and print publications.