Generational Pride

You may have the Funko,
the heat-changing mug,
the afroed Pez dispenser.

You may have watched
the 24-hour Twitch stream,
checked eBay for an original Bob,

I watched that mofo on PBS,
climbed those mighty mountains,
and touched those fluffy clouds
before you even existed.

This Titanium White girl
preferred van Dyke Brown
to Crayola Raw Sienna any day.

Don’t even–
try to forget the Forgotten
Generation, the slacker,
the X that marks the spot.

You bet your ass I can
make a fully round circle
with a square knife.
I fought the Phthalo Blues and won.

Dana is a library director and sometimes writer.

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