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?
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!
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.
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.”