Recipe for a goth teenager c. 1994
Booze – beer or cask wine
Long black skirt – essential if female, optional if male
Ribbons – purple, royal blue, crimson, green or silver
Studded wrist bands, belts and collars
Industrial music: see Wax Trax! Records
Black eyeliner: pencil and liquid. Lots
Directions hair colour
Ability to travel to/from Newtown and/or Glebe Market
Cigarettes: standard, menthol or clove
Canvas shoulder bag with band names
Underwear as outerwear
A corset or something resembling a corset
Leather jacket: essential if male, optional if female
Mild-severe melancholy/ teen angst
The Cure, Bauhaus, Siouxie, Nick Cave, etc.
The Crow: movie, soundtrack, poster
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Deep insecurity coupled with awareness of own superiority
Interest in vampires / the occult
Optional extras: pet rat, dreadlocks, boy/girlfriend who wears black, playing in a band, friends who are also goths, interest in the fetish scene, an attitude
We had a lot of fun, really.
Today’s NaPoWriMo post was to write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe. Mum & Dad – please don’t read this one.