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Song For The Chicago Hipster

by Alison O’Connor

(After Gwendolyn Brooks’ We Real Cool)

 

The unheard of Indy Band

Practicing in Wicker Park

 

We real cool. We

Play fools. We

Sip PBR beer. We

Gentrify here. We

 

Sing obscure. We

Act immature. We

Appropriate. We

Serial-imitate. We

 

Wear tight jeans. We

Avoid mainstream. We

Invade communities. We

Live with impunity. We

 

Invite ourselves. We

Care for nothing else. We

Thicken our spectacles. We

Make quite a spectacle. We

 

Luxuriate. We

Devastate.