Preppy Haircut

Preppy Haircut | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

A 1907 Vanity Fair caricature of Douglas Cecil Rees Stuart, aka “Duggie,” who rowed for Great Britain in the 1908 Summer Olympics. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Anyway, my band Preppy Haircut.
Venue asked what time we could loden.
I said anytime but I prefer hunter.
Assuming we’re all wearing khakis.
They said no this is for the mock
turtlenecks. I said ah that’s actually
our genre—shoegaze. Mumble core.
Rap stripe ties. They said well
how about the marina. I said sure,
We’ll be playing a few new pieces.
She suggested heather for fleeces.

Aaron Belz lives in Savannah, Georgia. He has published four books of poems, the most recent being Soft Launch.
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