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,
“The BOOK was MUCH BETTER!”