Cycles of joy and pain: Ode to the Jaffna cyclist

Build and break
Break and build
Is this not
A child’s world?
Stamp your journey with mildness
Stamp your journey with gentleness
Tread with care
Disturb nothing
Inherit the earth
By being the earth
Take the self out
Let the thought
Float away
Watch the wheels
Move up and down
Watch the mood swing
High and low
Find the still point
In darkness and light
Cycle brother and sister
Through your joys and pains