Percy Dovetonsils Poems
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The Literacy Holocaust
First they came for the
then for the newspapers
Then the super bookstores
were devoured by Amazon.com,
which, in turn, stopped selling
all books but talking books,
and people who listened
thought they were literate.
The last of the newsstands,
stocked solely with infoporn,
the same nacht
they rounded up
everyone in glasses.
It no longer mattered
if you COULD read.
If you looked like you could read
or even think
you were remaindered
-sent up ...
What I Have
I have a rendezvous with destiny.
She is the goddess who entices me.
I see her beckoning with open arms.
She promises I will not come to harm.
She guides me where I fear I’d lose my way.
She shows me how to progress through the day.
She’s not the one who loses touch with me.
She’s only hidden when I will not see.