Writers’ Weir: In Motion on the Equinox

Writers’ Weir: In Motion on the Equinox

A reader-submitted poem.

Dedicated to Alaskan fatbike innovators:

Steve Baker – Mark Gronewald – John Evingson – Simon Rakower

I swipe past somber social media posts

and I’m stoked for what I’ve planned to do.

Inside the garage, I dust off my seat

gleefully strap the robust wheels to my hatch.

Launching into a boreal riding spell

I tear out mudslinging the low hanging sun.

On a frame prototyped by Alaskans

I have ability to float above snow.

Through muskeg and crowded conifer akin

I am surefooted on this frosty surface.

Across a globe equally in balance

where lucent day is proportionate to night.

Witness to galactic spin and influence

Earth and sun face one another with regard.

Shadowed dormancy makes birds voyage on

and astronomical weather changes blow in.

Furbearers fatten and morph in color

hemispheres reflect congruent symmetry.

I raise my heartbeat in a toast to shifts

as subsolar rays enter Virgo then south.

The Mayan snake slithers down Mexican stairs

I trail over jagged roots, slush and tranquil ice.

Tires spin in sync with heliocentricy

satellite communications sever.

In tribute, I break societal chatter

to saddle the calm balance inside of me.

— Amy Pinney

• The Capital City Weekly accepts submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction for Writers’ Weir. To submit a piece for consideration, email us at editor@capweek.com.

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