Art Punk

He’s a cultivated punk,

aiming for art rather than menace.

Dark hair long on top, slicked back,

with close-buzzed undercut, smooth face.

 

In black, of course: leather coat,

low-necked tee, pale, hairless chest,

skinny jeans, Doc Martens boots;

holding forth about his semester–

 

a student home from his college,

with his family at a cafe,

showing off his with and knowledge

to impress those who pay.

 

Probably thinks he invented chic,

but he’d find, were he to seek.

 

Copyright 2013

T. Allen Culpepper