Day 4: Queer poem

I’ve been looking at this site which is also doing NaPoWriMo:

http://fuckyeahqueerpoetry.tumblr.com/

And decided to try writing to some of their themes, day two’s theme was a poem about a fantasy. I have written about wishing my Dad had taught me how to ride a motorbike, he always refused and I have no desire to drive a car, bicycle or any other kind of vehicle, it’s just the sex appeal of the motorbike I wanted! So this poem is a motorbike fantasy.

Suzuki Style

Leather smooth, helmet hard

Me astride Suzuki style

Two wheels and a motor and a road

Like a cowboy, my horse all metal shine

Short hair ruffled by the wind, my cheeks flushed

And a weird story about my first crash, a lorry perhaps

an injury that would ache in the cold once I got old

A life with knowledge of a wheels skid in the rain

Forearm muscle bulging with the strain

The purr of the bike in the shed waiting

And a girl, her arms around me on the back

But my dad wouldn’t teach me how to motorbike ride

Scared I would fall

In the front seat,

my frustration aches.

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The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

Posted in NAPOWRIMO Becca, Poetry Scrawls

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