VIA SNELLA AUTUMN/WINTER 09 carries
the odour of your old classroom.

PIECES OF CHALK
and BOOKS and RULERS and
STAINED WORLD MAPS,
and your TEACHER in his
HUGE PASSÉ EYEGLASSES
and BAGGY THRIFTED SWEATER,
dictating on the blackboard
today’s lesson of INDOLENCE.

And YOU behind the desk
YOU, rebelling with endurance
against the UGLY CLUMSINESS
and SLOVENLY PRETENTIOUSNESS
of the adult wardrobe;
YOU, PRAYING for the FUTURE
to arrive
and for the classroom to become
a GLAMOROUS FASHION SET irradiating
BOHEMIAN BEAUTY, LAVISH ELEGANCE
and QUEER ETHEREALITY.

VIA SNELLA
BREAKING THE SCENT OF THE OLD
WITH AN ANTI-CONFORMIST AND LIGHTFUL RELAXEDNESS.