“Progress” — A Poem

 

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, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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