PUMP LEGS NOT GAS: An Installation Of Photography And Poems

By Natalie Struck and Miles Patrick Yohnke
Copyright 2007 - 2013 All Rights Reserved.
October 11, 2013

Miles Patrick Yohnke on his bike

Rear tire of Miles Bike


I really enjoyed the screenplay to the 2004 American film "Sideways" and it's use of metaphors. When I began writing a new series of poems back in 2007, I had that film in mind. I wanted to combine erotic subject matters with sport (particularly with my first love of cycling).

Sport so often comes off as this dumb jock thing. I wanted to blend a hybrid if you will, of art with sport. These poems use this metaphor. In them, that desire comes in all forms. The desire in game (sport). This desire to know someone. This desire to know our own self. To take on life with a desired discipline and push it beyond a place it hasn't been before. A realm of mystery. A romance of our wildest desire. This magic of life and sport.

Any activity done well is a result of a profound passion from dedication to self. And with it, comes the state of mind and desire we must have to accomplish our goals in this cycle of life and learning.

lower left side of Miles Bike


lube, thrust, release;
53 teeth.

With each stroke, I get closer
A vortex of emotion
tears of pain, tears of joy
The body pumps violently
muscles tighten, tense
In synthesis we ride
what lies beneath;
53 teeth.

It's ecstasy with you,
I'm a piston, pumping
Power, control
Our body, one
We move closer
Its a long climax
like no other
No words can
capture this
53 teeth.

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Beauty, like no other
She is the template of paradise

In times like these
I think of your being,
your beauty

In this season
life has reason

For you I dedicate my soul

100% power transmission is the goal pursued
I think of you
to capture a time
Surrounded by nature
Captivated by light
Captivated by your light
From a deep well of longing and need
intoxicated with those spirits, I push forth Time 57 minutes.


This is the end
beautiful friend
This is the end
my only friend, the end
No one can come close
to this love that we inspire
For only you can fill this joy
and the heat of my desire
This is the end
the end of this season.

Miles Patrick Yohnke at age 50. Photography by Natalie Struck.

Copyright 2007 - 2013 Natalie Struck and Miles Patrick Yohnke
All Rights Reserved.

Natalie Struck

Natalie Struck is a multi-media artist based out of Saskatoon, Canada.

Her artistic prowess and pinpoint clarity for architectural lines is both thought-provoking and awe-inspiring.

For more on her photography please visit her website at: http://www.nataliestruck.com

Miles Patrick Yohnke at age 50

Globally recognized and award-nominated engineer, producer, writer, poet and founder and C.E.O. of 5 Star Productions, Miles Patrick Yohnke brings many years of experience to the music industry; including many awards in sales and marketing.

If you are looking at developing your career, Yohnke offers consulting in person, by phone or via email.

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