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Tandem riders enjoy
Long cycling adventures
Under blue skies, the sun’s eye
Alongside shower powered flowers
Blossoming in the spring
Colorful as can be
The flower’s beautiful corollas
Their petals spinning in the breeze
Wind powered flowers
Man powered bicycles
The pedaling of the riders
The spinning of wheels, their spokes
And colorful rubber tires
Red, blue, yellow or green
A tandem of riders, twice the power
The windmills they ride by
Spinning quicker with wind thicker
The gusts have come
To decorate the sky
By a mixture of colorful petals
Blown from the stems

Tandem riders
Pedal by the waters
They ride beneath trees
Leaves stuck in the gutters
Sun sneaks through the shutters
Shining through the surface
Upon two lives on a tandem ride

Tandem riders
Pedal through all conditions
Empty, head high or knee deep
Legs sore, hearts tired, keep rolling
Appetites hungry for more riding

Lightning fractures the clouds
Seconds later, thunder pounds loud
Water sheds from hiding
Its vapor state
Spouts from the cracks
From a dime sized hole
In the broken damn
Rainfall pouring from the sky
Spraying like a fountain
Turning a year long drought
To endless days of rain

Ultimately the spigot runs dry
Ending several straight months
Of immense storms
Water has filled the streets
Flooding the entire town
A hundred times knee deep
The streets, sidewalks, and beach
Were unable to drain
Deep blue water remains
The town now rests under the Bay
Stained from the rain
Most people’s lives
Have negatively changed
Two lives continue their ways
Underwater tandem riding
Beneath the Bay

Underwater tandem riders
Pedal through the waters
They’re lost beneath the canopy
The puddles above the gutters
Sun sneaks through the shutters
Shining through the surface
Upon two lives on an underwater tandem ride

Underwater tandem riders
Pedal through all conditions
Empty, head high or knee deep
Legs sore, hearts tired, keep rolling
Appetites hungry for more riding

Beneath temperate heavens
Underwater tandem riders
Cruise down the shoreline
The stars have switched sides
Instead of the sky
Reside on the ocean floor
Lying in the sand
Where merchants don’t accept
Coins or paper bills
Only dollars made of sand
Plants see the water
And have urgently
Turned sea urchin
Farmers have moved
From livestock to seafood
Chicken of the sea
Sushi, a delicacy
People snack on taffy
That’s now salty

Underwater tandem riders
Ride next to motor vehicles
Electric powered, refueled by the eels
No reason to grieve
Just a change in life’s feel
They do what they need
Just pedal through
What’s thrown their way
Take the good out of each day
After all, the surrounding sounds
Are muffled by the depths
And the water has cooled
Record high temps
The current’s on their side
The underwater breeze flies by
Two lives on an underwater tandem ride

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