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Ok, Boomer

It’s in the cry

of your child, the delight

 

and worry – a healthy rejection

of consumerism, of the old American

 

dream, won’t be enough

to upend these thieves.  We were born

 

of your spiritual rebellion, and damn lucky

for it.  We raised good kids, as Michael Moore

 

says.  They know racism and sexism as structural,

not personal.  They know gender

 

as an abacus.  They love accordingly.  You told us

to be individuals.  You were right.  You were also

 

wrong.  On an individual scale, society is aberrant,

class irrelevant, even said progress                too easily

 

weaponized.  Ok, Boomers.  It’s on you

now – as I pick my son up

 

from his dank, soiled bed, his humidifier humming, spreading

the soiled air, at the very beginning of his goddamned life, the very

 

beginning.  What elixir

stopped you from believing?



 

Posted 02/01/20
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