A Found Book

Roth Poetry

Will someone ask in 2116

What’s this odd thing I found in a bin

Packed full of paper and covered with words

Who would save this… how absurd

Archaeologists say it looks like a book

Haven’t seen one of those / let me have a look

What a cumbersome stack of papers

Reading through that would give me the vapors

All this could be stored on the point of a pin

A chip so small and so very thin

They say there were buildings full of these things

They called them libraries and invited people in

They could check out books… it was quite the rage

Taking it home they read every page

If they took one out and didn’t bring it back

A fine was charged to remind them of that

Can’t imagine ever reading a book

Can you imagine how much time that took


Photo from Robert’s…

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