Was it really me in Newswriting class today
who when asked
if we had had any problems getting a response to a survey question
really used the phrase callow, greasy hipster kid?
As a rule of thumb
from me to you
try to avoid this phrase when in a room full
of young people.
I hate it when I feel
the gulf widen between me and the other students,
as if we are not all people together
all having just turned in
the same assignment.
And I hated it when people called me a kid
when I was in my twenties.
Note to self: You can be different.