the books are all lined up
like the good soldiers they are
waiting to catch the interest
of a passing general or
maybe a lieutenant
and be given a job
for it seems like
the world is passing them by
and the wars to be won or lost,
the lessons to be learned
have no need for the printed words
set in between two flat pieces of cardboard anymore,
instead appearing on a screen
above little black buttons with
and an @ sign.
I am at the library because stupid *^#&ing Comcast can’t fix our internet until Thursday. So every day I am finding places with free wifi to hang in out for a while. Today is quite pleasant, this library is open and spacious and full of interesting books and I had to come here anyway to return a few. Yes, I am a dinosaur, I go to the library religiously and come home with my arms full. It is so lovely to sit of an evening and peruse the printed word. Although I do read books on my iPhone (especially when I am out and about) I still love to open a real book and turn real pages. I am in mourning for the inevitability of the demise of the book and hope it doesn’t happen quite yet.