She adorns her face with platinum piercings, and her azure hair peeks out of her indigo hoodie. Her ragged, cinereous jeans reveal scabbed and bruised knees, and they’re tucked into jet black biker boots strapped to her feet.
Without hesitation, she crosses the street.
Tires screech and car horns beep and drivers scream obscenities that ornament the air with scorn. Yet like a red belonging in folklore, she slights their violent contempt.
She tipples from the burn of self-destruction, and savors the flavor of rebellion, a savor so sweet it overwhelms her senses and compels her to behave reckless.
And as I pass, I throw up my best fist of anarchy. I wish I was free like this.
Though it takes a tinge of toughness to stare into the nihilistic abyss, it takes courage to have fun in it.
- Aleksander Mielnikow
red [noun] - one who advocates the violent overthrow of an existing social or political order
tipples [verb] - to drink liquor especially by habit or to excess, OR, to drink (liquor) especially continuously in small amounts
burn [noun] - a channel of water that can vary in size from a stream to a river