I

What’s a Kindle and how do you ride it?

Side-saddle or sitting astride it?

It’s a book without pages?

That’s simply outrageous!

How can a booklover abide it?

II

People are playing with Wii,

Opponents they can’t even see!

Look, that ball’s comin’ atcha,

Help, where is my catcher?

Go find a real partner for me!

III

You may ask what the hell is a Droid,

does that mean you haven’t yet hoid?

No, it’s not just a phone,

why its features alone

make my brain feel it must be a boid’s.

IV

I feel like an old brontosaurus,

confused by a world not made for us.

Not an app do I know,

here’s as far as I go,

I’ve no need to go searching for tsurus.

Lyons leads “The Wonder of Wordplay,” a workshop in poetry that she’s offered at the Princeton Senior Resource Center for the past 10 years. She is a retired administrator from Princeton University, where she also taught “LAFF, Life After 45: Classes for People Who Like to be Happy.”

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