Surrounded by spineless entities
and thunderous volumes
without any visible appendices,
at the sound of lacquered nails
stabbing at technology,
at the sight of grown men
launching birds with their phones.
Wikipedia has replaced the old Britannica.
Kindle no longer means to start a fire.
Sadly I realize that in a library full of neglected splendor
I am the only one holding a book.
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