13 April 2011

TPI


bikers
If it’s an essence of Freedom’s expression
this genre wins praise with pimple heads
perched ludicrously atop of large frames
straddling huge road bikes, prototypically
Harley Davidson; the greying wind-flared
beard inscrutably marks belief and noisy
exhaust-note tone bleats out the emotive
epitome of an Elysian atmosphere

Those too-dark-to-see-out-of shades worn
easily hide a set of supposedly depraved
eyes sunken to great depths – it’s a test of
rationality gone awry, the game of the best
lurk ever invented, but who dares measure
infirmity in an ex-service veteran with TPI*
© 16 January 2011, I. D. Carswell


*‘Totally & Permanently Incapacitated’