the temp is somewhere

in the hot high 90’s

& I’m dressed for comfort

soft shoes, shorts

some T with a slogan

& the strange straw cowboy hat

off to score motorcycle parts

in the high desert swap meet

all around me bikers in black


boots, jeans, flannel shirts

black leather vests sweat

& a quiet voice says

who let the Indian in?

& it takes a second

for this to click

oh, they mean me

taking in my easy attire

dressed for the heat

with the long hair plait

dropping down my back

& why the hell not?

if I chose to dress today

out of their tribe

I’ll take that with a smile

a man has to represent


in this world

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