Time Warp This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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What are the '90s?

last year was "return of the '60s"
Parted hair, frosted lips and
     twiggy lashes
love beads circling necks
on top of
groovy tie-dyed miniskirts
          and go-go boots.

Now we're back
in the '70s, man
hippie headbands
hard to get over
humongous afros
tripping over your own bells
while dancing to a
     funky
          disco
               beat.


I heard punk is
on its way
I can't wait to see
black leather jackets
over "Sex Pistols" shirts
metal spikes on wrists
chains on waists
and rings in eyes.

I hope to God that
     the '80s return ...
          Shiny pink bubblegum lips
               electric blue eyeshadow
                    and sticky hairspray
trapping everything under
a layer of artificial dew.
     Debbie Gibson Aaaaahhhhh!

So, what are the '90s?

by L. E., New City, NY


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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