A Sunday Poem: “Progress”


Neatly on my shelf,

eighty books I haven’t read.


They make me look inept.


I should move with the times,

get an e-reader.


A few clicks,

and the list could have easily expanded

to eighty thousand.


(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, writes for Blacklock’s each and every Sunday)

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