that was me,
jumpers, hats and scarves,
while sipping wine from a sticky glass
and smoking roll-ups
when a pattern got tough.
I’d sing along to Neil Young and Joni,
nod to prog rock, smiling shyly,
never one to socialise,
knitting in shadows of different plies.
Kim M. Russell, 2017
Marian has shared a track by guitar hero J. Mascis and his band Dinosaur Jr. She says she figures any Toads who might be parents, and/or who know and love teenagers, and/or who were ever teenagers themselves, can appreciate and find some fodder for writing in this song.