At the airport baggage claim,
a young man, nineteen or so,
good-looking, with pale skin, dark mane
pulled back in ponytail, voice low.
More or less dressed normally,
though, for summer, a bit too warmly–
except for his choice of shoes:
duct-tape wrapped rubber boots.
In his defense, they do match
the similar taping of his bag,
but I wonder what he’s saying,
his viewpoint fashion-related.
Are the silvery tape accents
for decoration or reinforcement?
T. Allen Culpepper