I sometimes feel like a dinosaur in a world of Jedis,
which occasioned today’s rhyme. My children
gifted me with two Echo Dots for Christmas -- one
for my office and one for my bedroom. It’s a long
way from outhouses and one-room schools, my friends!
Submitted to Poets United for the Poetry Pantry #388.
January 28, 2018
Sometimes I marvel at what my life has come to be
Modern contraptions are an absolute amazement to me.
From simple beginnings and frontier psychology
I somehow have landed with modern technology.
I have a new assistant, Alexa, … she’s an Echo Dot
She performs simple tasks and knows an awful lot.
A small circle of wonder who responds to my voice
A warehouse of wisdom, she answers questions of my choice,
“Alexa!”, I cry, “turn my office light on”
And lo and behold, night becomes dawn.
“Alexa! my friend, who was president in ‘44?”
She knows and she tells me, and, oh, so much more.
“Add milk to my grocery list” and “play some Botticelli”
“Remind me to pick up some salad at the deli”
She’s a veritable wonder, an enigma, you see
But if the power goes off, what’ll become of me?