Illustration 199651348 © Dizain777 |

We were tie dyed
and punked out,
mohawk wearing
swearing in
Bad English,
totally radical dudes
carrying house keys
in our hip pockets
and settling down
for toons after school.

We were Swatch Watched
rebels in class
watching the Berlin
wall come down.
We were the United
Colors of Benetton,
prepped out and propped up
with Aqua Net and lost
in technicolor dreams.

We just didn’t care
except when we did.
We were the world.

~Melissa Carpenter