Justin Sales

Justin Sales has worked in Thailand, Romania, China and Indonesia and currently teaches English as a Second Language at Edinburgh College. He recently won the inaugural Hugh Miller Creative Writing Competition with his poem ‘Romer's Gap’ and even more recently built a bamboo bike which so far has neither broken nor been stolen.

Events

After Hugh Miller »

New poems responding to Hugh Miller’s legacy

Wed 1 March - Sun 5 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Meet the Artist »

Meet the poets from the After Hugh Miller installation

Sat 4 March | 12:15 - 13:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Conference Room

Poem

Velonelle

Cycling to work is like riding a bike 
Fall off a few times but you soon get the knack 
Once up to speed go as fast as you like 

Unsure of your balance? Why not try a trike? 
Tyres pumped up and a spare in your pack 
Cycling to work feels like riding a bike 

Taxis and texters are a menace alike 
Getting it wrong means a monstrous stack 
Away from the kerb and as fast as you like 

Carving through cones like a snaggle-toothed pike 
Cycle Scheme beauty or singlespeed hack 
Cycling to work counts as riding your bike

Drivers are mostly quite reasonable... Psych! 
Getting too close? Give their mirror a whack 
Then nip away quick, just as fast as you like 

Go gently and remember what happened to Mike
Get into the habit and never look back 
Cycling to work is like riding a bike 
Once up to speed go as fast as you like

 

Justin Sales