A ride through the night
A ride in the dark
just me and my bike
and no plan to park.

The wind in my face
A roar in my ears,
The thrum of my engine,
The shift of the gears.

The bite of the breeze,
The damp of the air.
A road that goes some someplace,
but I don't care where.

A twist of the wrist,
I'm braced ready for speed,
The limit flashes by,
but I pay it no heed.

I'm off in the black
that's studded with jewels;
Through darkness I ride,
A man and a fool.

Finis