un petit Tour de France

Henry Miller
buys a French racer
sells it and
regrets for ever
a photo of a woman
she rides a bike
Paris is liberated
her smile is a flag
Sartre and Simone de B
seated on a tandem
they quarrel when
she demands to steer
Le Café de Copains
champions on the wall
the arthritic patron
up there too
Alfred Jarry poses
astride his dear machine
everyman his own bicycle
dit Pere Ubu
In the Parc des Princes
sashes and bouquets
the winner smiles
I did it for France
alone on Mont Ventoux
Tom Simpson is dying
christ it’s hard
he takes a little help

Jeff Cloves
Pic montage: Claire Palmer



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