(Suggestion: I encourage you to play this Youtube audio as you read the poem.)
In the evening I will ride my bike
In the gathering darkness; myself
Will look about, and not see another,
Alone in the park, and break
The silence with breath and the sound
Of wheels hitting pavement;
I will enjoy the warm breeze through the trees
Seeing what is to see, and hearing what I can not; Cicadas
In the shadows of the forest; and myself
With hands gripping handlebars,
Will smile content, yet nervous, and
Hurry to finish my journey.
The first "Alone" poem was written in 2006.