Kickers shoes and skirts rolled up
As we prowl the corridors of school
Our bright pink plastic bags
From River Island and Jane Norman shops
Slung over our shoulders
And bulging with our unwashed kits
For netball and the hockey teams
Sprayed with Spice World spray
And playing Aqua on our Discmans
Knowing that the world is ours
But not that all this shit will slide
From fashion in a year or two
And soon we’ll be just middle aged
Like those teachers that we mock
Reminiscing on those starlit times.
4 thoughts on “a PE kit in a jane norman carrier bag”
Ah, yes, if you ‘Wannabe’ popular, you had to have a certain things. You had to have a Discman playing Barbie Girl or Swear it Again or something. Your shoes mattered, too. Funny how those things change, isn’t it? But you know how you ruled the world!
I’m still working on the world domination part… but I don’t care so much about what type of shoes I wear (I do like anything that I can wear fluffy socks underneath because there is nothing more important than cosy feet).
I’m glad I learned at a fairly young age not to care about what was trendy…
It took me until my mid thirties to realise that absolutely nobody cares if my trousers come from Primark or Prada…