she was cute but not too cute, an average girl in combat boots. she photographed the punk rock bands that came through town. another time, another place, another fist aimed at my face. but now and then i wonder if she's still around. does she publish her own zine or does she work for seventeen? is she married? is she rich? or selling crack to teenage kids? when i've been kicked while i am down i wonder if she left that town. i wonder whatever happened to pauline.