If to ride pillion on a motorbike would be
Incompatible with the dignity and/or safety
Of a theocratic leader in a Centrist society,
Then let him go sidecar and be driven from place to place
In the comparative comfort and safety
Of a specially-constructed car, an escort
Of independent motorbikes in close attendance.
In such fashion, he would be able to continue,
If desired, with any pressing business
And would be absolutist, isolated from fellow passengers
And the motorbike's actual driver, self-contained
In a small but strong compartment,
Attesting to the contraction of materialism
From democratic to theocratic levels.