Percy Dovetonsils

Freshman - 792 Points (12 Aug,1948 / Tokyo, Japan)

Percy Dovetonsils Poems

121. Everybody Else Took The Shortcut 8/11/2009
122. Wall Street Meets The Poet's Corner 2/19/2009
123. Ah Martha 5/15/2009
124. An Armistice Of Wood 11/12/2008
125. Ring 2/5/2005
126. Salute To Suicide 9/19/2009
127. The Wedding 6/23/2020
128. Nanook 1/4/2018
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

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The Literacy Holocaust

First they came for the
independent bookstores,
then for the newspapers
and magazines.
Then the super bookstores
were devoured by Amazon.com,
which, in turn, stopped selling
all books but talking books,
and people who listened
to them
thought they were literate.
The last of the newsstands,
stocked solely with infoporn,
disappeared
on Papernacht,
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 ...

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I'Ve Missed The Boat

I’ve missed the boat.
And that’s not the
only one.

I miss boats, and trains, and planes
daily.
hourly.

There hasn’t been a moment