I had three or four bicycles stolen from that porch.
Then just days later
we would see bigger kids riding them
A few blocks away
My grandparents bought us BMX bikes
Complete with pipes
and handlebars that turned all the way around.
All shiny and chrome
But those were stolen too.
I had a girl’s bike once
but I didn’t know it was a girl’s bike
‘Til the kid that stole it from me called me a faggot
and rode off
purple and white grip-ribbons trailing in the wind.