Ziggy Stardust

was the album I played

every day

of the year I smoked pot

mornings before school

except when I had a French quiz

then I waited til lunch

I wore blue mascara and cover up

for the bags under my eyes

minidresses some days

other days I still clung

to the hippie look

always hiding behind my hair

I admired David Bowie’s

unnatural hair colors

face make up

disguises

but he was far too cool for me

to emulate

Lady Stardust sang his songs

of darkness and disgrace

By the end of the year

the people I hung out with

were going to court

and losing

going to reform school

getting kicked out of regular school

I was getting A’s

and doing synchronized swimming

David Bowie says he doesn’t remember 1974

The next year I switched groups

joined the theatre people

and he was alright

We had other ways of being in disguise.

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One Response to Ziggy Stardust

  1. kristin says:

    I belonged to the swim team in high school. When I was a senior, the new coach decided we would do syncronized swimming instead. I stayed for half a year but hated it. I’m not sure if it was the coach or the syncronized swimming. I think it was her.

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