Takes a few miles
to get there.
Gotta get warmed up
calibrate to conditions
get through the lights
outta traffic.

Find a rhythm
a gear ratio
a cadence
a speed
in sync
with threshold

The road unfolds into
coming coming coming
gone gone gone
…coming coming coming…
…gone gone gone…

Between coming and gone
is me

Selected byLawrence George
Image credit:Vernon Raineil Cenzon

Thomas J Strong Bio

I was born in St. Paul, Mn the oldest boy of ten children. I attended St. Marks grade school and St.Paul Central high school. After high school I tried attending college (3 times) but dropped out and spent 4-5 years traveling. I finally graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS-Chemical Engineering in 1981, got married and spent the next 35 years working and raising a family. I retired in 2017 and am working full time pursuing my muses.