WELL DRESSERS can be surprisingly cynical,
jeering at any elations that make the gloom rise.
pickpocketing, glove snipping, button theft,
hat spoiling, fragrant evasion of bosom tax.
WILL WITNESSES will occasionally bring back
a few viviparous jokes from the intestate beyond.
rare mischief lights in the eyes,
quadruple handshakes, crypto-Calvinist soliloquies.
JOY RIDERS peddle a popular Algerian adrenaline therapy
based on asymmetric speed breathing.
second-hand airbags, unidentifiable rattles,
foxing in the margins of service records.
JAY WALKERS are seldom insouciant, many having actuarial degrees
and student endowment loans with mutual widows.
whistling of yesterday’s jingles, titanium jaw work,
peripheral fringing of self-awareness.
CHUTE PACKERS are unregulated but conscientious,
mindful of hogging searchlights by proxy.
unassertive handkerchief origami,
scorch offences, piracy over the high seas.
SHEET METALWORKERS enjoy wish-fulfilment,
the wrap-around merchandising of cartoon characters.
lightning, time warps, contraband biscuits,
outbreaks of Malaysian shadow puppetry.