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This poem has been written in memory of Marie Vesco – cyclist and activist, who was killed on the A23 in June 2008.


Ghost Bike

She rode in search of an ideal,

Changing the world for better,

A fragile moth rising to light.

She died by the road side like a cat,

Sacrificed to the unchallenged power

Of our motorised world.

A white bike rose from the grass

To float as a ghost beside the road’s

Roaring maelstrom.

A wreath of wire and flowers,

Each spoke fired an arrow

From the hearts of mourning parents.

No–one could find time or money

To provide signs for idealists,

But workmen removed the bike.

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