Bike Mail

A short poem about bicycle-based deliveries in the style of W H Auden’s “Night Mail”:

Outspoken! Delivery cargo bike

Photo: Outspoken! Delivery

This is the cargo cycle crossing the ring road,
Supplying the city, quick to unload,
Letters for lawyers, mail for the guildhall,
Magazines for caf├ęs, leaflets for a stall,
Parcels for offices, please sign here,
The traffic’s all jammed but our route’s clear,
We’re almost flying, mile after mile,
I love this job, it makes me smile,
They say we’re redefining urban freight,
Clean and green, we’re never late.