He could be in an ad for Macy’s,
in striped tee, pale blue and white,
khaki shorts and sneakers, red lace-ups,
clear-skinned, clean-shaven, collegiate type.
Off the rack, but everything fits;
he could’ve been the pattern for it.
He doesn’t know, he’s so effortlessly cool,
that he’s an exception, not the rule.
T. Allen Culpepper