Working His Look

Smart-kid stylish, half nerdy, half cool:

Brown hair a little messy on top but regularly cut,

round wire glasses on smooth face with rosy cheeks,

wearing an open lightweight beige cardigan

over a striped boat-neck tee and high-waisted

black thigh-high shorts that show off hairy

legs long and lanky but shapely, not bony,

stretching into buckled black mid-length boots—

but a look for everyone, but one that he has nailed.


Copyright 2014

  1. Allen Culpepper

Too Stylish to Be Straight

He’s a kid who knows how to dress,

balancing touches careful and casual;

sure of his taste, but not trying to impress,

he looks comfortable and stylish as well.


White shades, light blue printed top,

baggy slate chinos with legs rolled up

to show skin above short black socks

and trainers subtly color-blocked.


Brown hair well cut but slightly shaggy,

the trousers well worn but not quite ragged.

Walking with another young man;

maybe they’ll kiss, or just hold hands.


Copyright 2013

T. Allen Culpepper