Percy Dovetonsils Poems
|121.||Everybody Else Took The Shortcut||8/11/2009|
|122.||Wall Street Meets The Poet's Corner||2/19/2009|
|124.||An Armistice Of Wood||11/12/2008|
|126.||Salute To Suicide||9/19/2009|
|129.||The United States Of Dreams||7/26/2009|
|130.||What I Have||1/29/2005|
|131.||Being Frank Sinatra||4/22/2005|
|132.||The Literacy Holocaust||6/15/2009|
|133.||Buzz Aldrin, Space Imperialist||7/28/2009|
|134.||I'Ve Missed The Boat||1/29/2005|
|135.||An Insistent Knocking||7/26/2009|
Comments about Percy Dovetonsils
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 ...
I'Ve Missed The Boat
I’ve missed the boat.
And that’s not the
I miss boats, and trains, and planes
There hasn’t been a moment