Planted firm atop the earth both pedals are attached²
Cogs and wheels with rubber and steel a bicycle in motion
Foam secured upon his dome³ unlatched* he lacks devotion
Foolishly he did not see the impending intersection
Off he went with cranks unbent unto the destination
Half the weight was bound to drop sure causing no sensation
A brief look back, a time to sack the onslaught and the herd
Round the nuts and bolts and things and head towards protection
Overlook what could have been and check the scrap collection.
Like a flower out of power the pedals here are falling
Scurried along in jeans and thongs† a hop onto the kerb
“This shit is fucked no if’s or but’s” read the Chinese proverb‡
This brief encounter was enough to give the bus amusement††
Bok-choy boy is pedal-less and left without good transport
Eyes up to me with none but glee “this country’s a bloody rort”‡‡.
¹ Waiting at a set of lights.
² At this point I could only assume the bicycle was fully functional.
³ One of those shitty $10 Kmart helmets.
* That was unsecured, not locked in. What an idiot.
† He was wearing this deadly combo.
‡ Not a real one.
** Called him this based on his appearance. Sorry mate.
†† The guy in front of me was pissing himself watching this guy. Was a wild morning.
‡‡ My most famous quote. Cheers.