it’s just foam
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it’s just foam

This Hat Is Giving Me an Existential Crisis

Am I a punk or a poser? Also, do people still say “poser”?

I wear a baseball cap almost every day. Living in sunny California, a brimmed cap protects my pale ugly mug from skin cancer when I don’t wear sunscreen on my face, which is often.

None of my caps say anything at all. They advertise nothing. They’re completely blank.



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Melissa Balick

Fiction writer with a couple stories published in literary magazines, nanny, reader of way too many books.