Beth A. Fleisher
Prompt 17: Write a poem about a form of technology that is obsolete or is headed that way. The technology could just be referred to in passing, like a telephone booth, or it could be a CD that is the focal point of the poem. The degree of focus on the obsolete technology is up to you.
A turntable and speakers hold a place of honor
In Bob’s living room next to shelves
Filled with his prized vinyl collection.
45’s, 78’s, full-size albums.
Lifetime tunes by Bing Crosby, Elvis,
The Everly Brothers, Santana,
Crosby Stills Nash and Young.
The Blue Danube and White Christmas,
Beethoven and Simon and Garfunkel.
All the greats with their signature sound
Etched on vinyl, played with a needle,
Every part of the cherished entertainment
Now archaic and all but forgotten.