Boys squeezed into testes lifting trousers
wore three button undone shirts,
styled big hair
and Brut or Old Spice
slouched and acted cool, or tried to.
Abba chirped Dancing Queen
Girls wore dresses to the knees
their best bra
pantyhose as the first line of defence
and, as a hedge against boldness – sensible briefs.
Peter Frampton loved his baby’s way
The already coupled took the floor
look …. no waiting or asking or begging
then cool boys, the footballers and athletes with,
the popular, pretty and hot.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsodised
The median and mediocre
self-conscious, in their no spare cash spared best,
shuffle timidly hoping to be asked …… or not declined.
The Eagles took it to the limit
Eyes and small talk
oops – sorry
“would you like to…”
Led Zepplin stairway-ed to heaven
light spun from strobe globes
kisses, fumbling’s, clutched breasts
hands pushed away
allowed to linger