The girls in their summer clothes
In the cool of the evening light…
The girls in their summer clothes,
pass me by.
– Bruce Springsteen
“The girls in body-form slacks wander the High Street
with locked hands while small transistor radios
sit on their shoulders and whine love songs in their ears.
The younger boys, bleeding with sap, sit on the stools
of Tanger's Drugstore ingesting future pimples through straws.
They watch the girls with level goat-eyes and make
disparaging remarks to one another while their insides
whimper with longing.”
– John Steinbeck