. The Artist Intuitive journey, subconscious creations refuse to diffuse while the muse makes the choice to infuse mystic magic with personal voice giving birth to original manifestations. Works will cement while fermenting with feeling revealing a meaning unique to each eye. “No one knows why,” says the strange passer-by, but upon contemplation the answer is healing. Centripetal forces draw strength from within showing structure and balance, a solid foundation, knowledge and wisdom acquired over years. Centrifugal force pulls from end to beginning, talent and influence building formations that seek inspiration and reach beyond fears. . . The Biker Face to the wind, feet to the pedals, handlebars, brakes; the gearshift changes as lubricous chains on titanium metal fly by on the highway and scenes rearrange. They race as they chase to the place that will take some as far on the route to the great destiny. Short paths and long ones for novice and strong ones creating the challenge to breaking them free. Breathless and ageless, adrenaline surges through sinuous tendons and muscular limbs. While tread pounds the pavement, the thought process purges to concentrate solely on spokes and the rims. Sprint to the finish, a sign of arrival, exhausted in triumph, beyond mere survival. . . Shari Jo LeKane lives in St. Louis, Missouri, writes poetry, prose and articles, and specializes in literary criticism, creative writing, Spanish Language and culture, business and community development, educational and leadership development, non-profit matters, disability, elderly care and advocacy. She has a B.A. in English, Spanish, an M.A. in Spanish from Saint Louis University in Madrid and St. Louis, and additional certifications. She teaches Spanish at an HBCU in St. Louis, Missouri, and Creative Writing and Poetry. Shari’s poetry has been published in literary magazines worldwide.