Pride Parade 99 – Scott Thouard

This poem contains language and references regarded as ‘Mature Content’. Reader discretion recommended.
Dykes on bikes handle grip
A medley of men
Hip hula divagated divas
Float with squeaky wheels
The loud soapbox, rainbow hustings
From the winding fauvist tongue
Taut outfits, unconstricted freedom
Femedom and bottom bears
Signalling pockets of least resistance
Neon signage cast their lucent tabards,
Against the black gesso street,
As a candied down light on the steadied
Glitter edged sandwich board
Wearer who lubes the technophobe
 Claim to a Y2K virus, to tonight
Double the KY for 2
A meme before its time
Year 99 self-winnows into the noughties.