Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008: On the Street…Bowery, New York

He stole his swagger and lean,
his cigarette’s jaunty angle
from (who else?) James Dean.

Just a skinny teen
until he discovered the belt buckle
and looped it through his dad’s jeans.

The buckle’s tarnished sheen
lent him—what? Not age or danger,
but something in between.

1 comment

  1. He looks like he could be Tilda Swanson's brother.

    I love how that all is about similarity of sound and how his look is all about a reference. Not sure if it makes sense but it does in my head.;-)


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