What, you asked, goes with fright-wigs, kick boots, doll
pink smeared lipstick? —- Wear the blue nondescript
ones, they’re less immodest than none at all,
or would be if they weren’t just a touch ripped
down the middle of your sensitive groove.
Funk it ain’t: this kinderwhore look that you
took to like crude gospel, as if to prove
that you just didn’t give a schmuck-fuck who
saw what. We’ve all been there, once or twice. When
the earth was new —- faith still uninvented —-
passions of things hadn’t had time to cool —-
and we were loved —- before the rise of men.
I love you with or without your wig, blessed
because you are brave and funny and cruel.
Looking back on certain fads and fashions that once seemed radical and important it amazes me at times of how we ever took things seriously. The kinderwhore look is one of those fads, consisting of torn, ripped baby-doll dresses, heavy makeup and leather Doc Martin boots of various colors. Various female punk/grunge musicians during the early to mid 1990s wore the look, including Kim Shattuck of the Muffs, Courtney Love and Kat Bjelland from Babes in Toyland. Why my friends and I thought that this was the greatest look since the invention of tight leather trousers I’m still not sure, but it seemed to make sense at the time.