POEM: STEAL EVERY BICYCLE IN THE WORLD BY SHAWN KILROY

Steal every bicycle in the world

Drive em all straight off a cliff

Make a pile so high

To Poseidon's left thigh

A sculpture to the ones who never cared

 

Steal every bicycle in the world

Ride em straight into the sea

Till each one is rusted

A spider web husk

Even sharks will have heard of you

 

Steal every bicycle in the world

Ride em to the door of Fred's mom's house

When your enemy's mother

Is so very lovely does

It bother you she looks like him?

 

Steal every bicycle in the world

Give each to a tattoo artist

That way they'll all owe

You some skin art to show

You're covered in endless generosity

 

Steal every bicycle in the world

Steal every bicycle in the world

Steal every bicycle in the world

Steal every bicycle in the world

Steal every bicycle in the world

Steal every bicycle in the world

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Steal every bicycle in the world

And with them all build up a cage

Weld them together

And tie them with leather

They'll never contain all your rage

 

Steal every bicycle in the world

You pasty white sad motherfucker

No one can get anywhere

It shows that you'll never care

Laughing madly into the two wheeled distance

— SHAWN KILROY

Shawn Kilroy is a musician/filmmaker/writer living in Philadelphia. His new album is All Pinocchio's Men.

Photo: Rachel Wescott