Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
Alice Dryden

  • Mood:

Stripes and Roundels

We are the Mods.
Two-stroke tigers, burning Brighton.
Khaki parkas mask
The dazzle-camo pattern of our stripes.

We are the Mods.
Whiskers sprout like mirror stalks.
Our tiger-in-the-tank tails
Need no antenna to set them twitching.

We are the Mods.
We prowl the jukebox jungle,
Eyes reflective as a moon-chromed hubcap.
Two-tone roundels are our ears.

We are the Mods,
The modernest of Modernists.
Steel-toed boots sheathe claws.
We are the Modified.

For National Poetry Day. Written 2012. Published 2014 in Far Off Places vol. II issue II 'Sartorial'.
Tags: poetry, writing

  • In the Dock

    I tried a new outdoor swimming venue last night: the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre on the Isle of Dogs. It was a hot, sunny day and I…

  • Working from Home from Home

    Last week I took advantage of the working from home situation and decamped to Howard's. Monday was a bank holiday and Tuesday was my civil service…

  • Things to Do in Letchworth Garden City

    There was time for a little local tourism before heading home, and first on the list was a trip past the UK's first roundabout. Afterwards, we…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.