We use the term, much as it is described above, but we apply it to a much wider range of people.
A gloom cookie has everything
it takes, except the ambition
cookie knows what it wants but is afraid
to stretch for it.
In short, gloom
cookies are the punk ass
kids who you become friends
with because you see how incredible they are, but no matter how much you believe
in them, or how hard you try to convince them, they are too comfortable
being the gothy/punky/depressed being they are to ever try
to be anything else
to being found at malls, they can also be found at poetry
readings, coffee shops
, and 24-hour eating establishments.