For this week’s prompt, write an antique poem. It could be about or involve physical antiques. Or maybe the poem addresses an antique way of thinking, acting, etc.
Here’s my attempt at an antique poem:
“Elegy for the Card Catalog”
My children don’t know you,
the tactile sense of searching
for the perfect book. Fingers
fumbling for more information,
each drawer an ice core
of exploration. An early
casualty of digital, I wept
when you left, like a book
doomed never to return.
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