Before Sunrise

I ride my bike, just before sunrise

Stillness, in the little sliver

Of what’s left of the night

This might be my favorite time

Of all day or night

All the creatures have wondered off

Bedded down, before daybreak

The whole world is mine

No people

No cars or traffic

No noise

Just me

Whipping along, at breakneck speed

Cool winds

And silence

For just this brief period

I’m the king

I rule all the land

Loneliness can be bitter


It can simply be

The best part

Of any given day

© Dicky J Loweman 2015