>Road Rage: II

by Brendan Strong

>”Well, well, well
Hello, hello, hello”

I greet the boys in blue, between my red hands and the grey sky
Weather’s all around us like a scene from Flann O’Brien
Misery and absurd humour
Like “Keep still, you little fucker!” they say
While they push me
Here and there, grabbing my arms and twisting my wrists
And if that weren’t enough,
I’m hardly mid coitus here
So there’s no need for them to call me “fucker”
And, though I’m loath to admit,
I’m almost the size of a bullbar-fronted housewife’s lover machine.
Innacurate description of the suspect can
In some cases
Lead to false imprisonment

“Take me away,” I say
“Take me, take me now!”
Unwell, I’m done in my mind
And I don’t think I’ll drive again.

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