Electronic Devices

Electronic devices to read are a shame —

Who’s at fault — what to blame?

Look at the names of all these contraptions —

And of course, the different adaptations.

There’s Tablet and Cubby, and of course Nook

(To me that’s a place where one takes a BOOK).

I’d use a Kindle to start a fire, and sitting cozily,

Read to inspire;

Turning pages one by one,

Losing myself, ‘til the book is done.

You can’t do that with an eBook, my friend,

Even though it’s the current trend.

A book is an entity, in and of itself;

At home, or Library, its place on a shelf —

Can inspire, or simply help remember.

Searching for an ending,

Truth be told,

Involves a joke —

One quite old.

Two goats in a field, dining al fresco,

Anywhere, from There to Modesto.

Devouring between them some film and a letter,

The celluloid-eater mutters,


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