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Wednesday, October 20, 2010


by Jon Wesick

I, the baby boomer generation,
being of sound mind and body
do hereby declare this
my last will and testament.

To corporations who can buy a hundred lobbyists
I leave the American democracy.

To the CIA, NSA, and FBI
I leave our personal freedoms.

To bullies and book burners
I leave the offices of government.

To religious and political fanatics
I leave the Constitution in your hands.

To voters needing accurate information
I leave Fox News.

To Generation X
I leave the naïve belief
that an education guarantees a good job.

To Generation Y
I leave a lifetime of waiting tables
and repaying student loans.

The dream of a better world
I leave to no one.

Host of the Gelato Poetry Series, instigator of the San Diego Poetry Un-Slam, and an editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual, Jon Wesick has published over two hundred poems in journals such as the The New Verse News, New Orphic Review, Pearl, Pudding, and Slipstream. He has also published forty short stories. Jon has a Ph.D. in physics and is a longtime student of Buddhism and the martial arts. One of his poems won second place in the 2007 African American Writers and Artists contest.