the boundary rider

He was type of guy that women loved to hate. He was gushing, yet sincere, and narcissistic as well. A contradiction I know, but just generally painful. He had no idea how painful.
From his Converse hightops to his horizontal striped Mooks hoodie, he generated cool. Most swooned from afar, that is until he opened his mouth. Funny how one betrays themself when it comes down to conversation. I knew him as the ‘boundary rider’.

Morriconesque in his antics and forlornly melodramatic, he rode ‘alone’.
Sydney Rd. was his ‘badlands’, with the Cornish Arms and Bridie ORiellys his saloons. Known to venture as far as The Retreat , he generally considered Brunswick his patch. No more , no less.

Why ’ boundary rider’ I hear you ask?
I picked him for a boundary rider within 20 minutes of meeting him. Eventually I shared a urinal at 12.55am and listened to a mindless rant about sexual conquests
interspersed with contrived cultural references, I grinned inwardly.
“A fuckin wanker for sure”, I considered, " a wannabe personified". So be it.
The ‘boundary rider ’ label come to mind with his loud declaration of ’hot’ women. When pressed to clarify, he looked askance.
“Why ‘hot’ of course, you know”, he screamed.

I kept my cool whilst zipping up and hand washing. Spinning round, I grabbed his horizontal stripes in my right hand, simultaneously flushing the urinal with his back side in it.
“You talk shit mate and I feel sorry for you. You’re only good for riding fences, existing alone and dying alone. Fuck you”.

I left the boundary rider considering his options. Clint Eastwood come to mind.

the boundary rider


Melbourne, Australia

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a fascinating study in sociology.

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