Slime Gold

one day everyone was wearing Red Wing boots
and partying in warehouses in Willytowne
decorated with twinkling fairy lights.

then everyone started wearing Nike Frees
and sweating it out in the club. 

now some did not make it through the vibe shift...

"Why are you all wearing the same sneakers?!" they would plead.
"Don't you care about authenticity?" I would say.
"What's all this sudden interest in branding?" some would scold. 

it seems the scene has left me behind,
because I am still wearing indie band shirts,
Vans and cardigans, yes, in summer.