Eyes fixed, focussed yet absent,
two metres from the pedals.
All else excluded.
Driving mechanical motion,
Suspended, gathered for
one purpose; moment, man
and bike united.
one splintering thought invades.
Awareness shatters in
Occasionally I discover the zone when cycling, a joyful but fragile place.
© Ben Quant 2023
Photo by Florian Kurrasch on Unsplash