Michael Philips

On The Outside - Poem by Michael Philips

The bike trail is special
because it does not follow the road
It follows the creek
I ride over wooden bridges,
through fields of flowering weeds
under canopies of sycamore and poplar
and catch glimpses of Hispanics
at their pick-up soccer games
the church barbeques
the kids on their
rock-to-rock creek investigations
I don’t mean to be a chauvinist
about the outdoors, but
remind me again why
you prefer your stationary bike and CNN

Comments about On The Outside by Michael Philips

  • (10/18/2006 9:02:00 AM)

    This is Rock Creek Parkway you are writing about... here are rapists lurking at behind every bush :) ... but good point none the less (Report) Reply

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  • (1/19/2005 7:42:00 PM)

    Well said, nice piece (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 19, 2006

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