Generation Y

by Ryan Nardi

sippy-straw philosophy
smoothie buddha with whipped cream
vegan raw and gluten free
egyptian jewish jesus-freaks
on democratic chinese tea

your yoga-boga lentil soup
is hocus-pocus
me means you

your geriatric gyro-spiel
and seventh-hand accounts of wheels
observed by old ezekiel
is hookah smoke tsoukalos choked out
and whodathunk
our roots were punk

your guru-goop is sixties hash
on a safety pin
dug out of the trash


Posted on 04/10/2013
Copyright © 2023 Ryan Nardi

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 04/11/13 at 07:34 PM

Clever, lively poke in our eye. Thanks!

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 04/14/13 at 09:51 PM

Playful, fun dig at the 60s and some of the health-nut practices that rose in following decades. Great title also.

Posted by Gail Wolper on 01/06/14 at 04:25 AM

great write and lots of fun to read. I love when a poet understands how important it is to not take oneself too seriously...

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