At the Vampire Weekend Concert

1

Tall and lean in skinny jeans

over leather desert boots,

tightly fitting printed shirt,

a blue button-up with sleeves

rolled high, brown hair styled just so.

 

2

Multicolored striped

sweater, glasses, tight black cap

pushed back on buzzed blond

head, smooth face, skinny black  jeans,

rich voice, but girlish giggle.

 

3

Angel in an unexpected venue,

blond perfection behind me for a moment,

but, like youth itself, in a flash

the apparition disappears from view.

 

4

Straw-haired kid in blazer,

like me, there on his own,

but he’s happy, singing.

 

5

Straight couple in band T-shirts;

both are short, about my height;

he’s not bad–light beard, knit cap,

small plugs in his ears, brown eyes.

 

6

Two South Asian boys:

one bubbly, knows all the words;

the other stoic.

 

Copyright 2013

T. Allen Culpepper

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