BASTARD BABY BOOMER

I’m a bastard baby boomer
Waiting for covid remover.
Born out of the second world war,
I will not lie down on the floor.
Dad wounded in Arnhem battle,
Fighting nazi shittle shattle,
Eaten up with PTSD,
Never found the way to tell me.
Still, I trundle on life’s highway,
Try to make sense in eighth decade,
After years of struggle so game,
Now seemingly to take the blame,
For crimes committed in my name,
By extreme centrists without shame.
Those faux bourgeois sucker uppers
Who conned our mamas and papas.
I’ve spent my life left of the fence,
Unshielded by fake innocence,
I fight on for justice comrade,
You can stuff your naive tirade,
I’m now a consumate Zoomer,
I’m the bastard baby boomer.

Harry Rogers, in the Red Bedroom, 30th October 2020.