READY TO ROLL

featured in the poetry forum March 18, 2012  :: 0 comments

Half light
and the chilly crinkling
of aluminum foil
layered
under a tee shirt
borrowed spandex tights
black
extra
ultra thick
eyeliner.
Elbow pads
and two big gooey
palms full
of mega-hold
gel – one for the hair on
his head
one
for the rest.
Flosses, brushes,
straps on his spiky
roller skates
and rolls
out into the urban field
of combat
passes through the
shadows
like a jungle cat
on squeaky
wheels.

editors note:

Yessir! It’s not where you go, it’s how you travel there. We suggest Mega-Hold Gel for all forms of transportation. – mh