She was a leather-clad,
with a mouth full of swear words and dust,
and a body full of tattoos, bruises and scars.
She wasn’t one for trucks and cars,
or men with smoothed-back hair;
she preferred the scent of two-stroke
and dirt-ingrained fingernails on a bloke,
and the glittering chrome of a motorbike,
the bigger the engine, the better she’d like
to straddle its throb, grip it tightly with her knees,
stroke and twist the throttle, and inhale the speed.
Kim M. Russell, 2017
Image found on Pinterest
My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday’s Mix
Teresa welcomes us back to Saturday’s Mix, where we are exploring characterisation. She would like us to focus specifically on how we get to know a character: through the narrator directly stating information about the character, through their own words and actions, and through the way other characters react to and interact with the character. We can share the story of a person we know or a made up character in 250 words or fewer. It can be prose or poetry. If we struggle to come up with a person or character to write about, we can use one of the images Teresa has shared for inspiration.