Pedal your way across reality
the way a cat prowls an apartment,
striving to make the place its own.
Hold your own in tricky life
trying to throw you off balance.
As finches fly to the tops of maples,
so you should soar, uninhibited.
In the great chain of being,
smile, and be the final link
where the human becomes the divine.
Austin Alexis hails from New York City. He is the author of the poetry collection 'Privacy Issues' (Broadside Lotus Press) and has published fiction, poetry, reviews, essays and drama in Poetica Review (UK), Danse Macabre, Poetry Pacific (Canada), The Journal, Home Planet News Online and others.