TUESDAY: Knowledge Speaks


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Puny and irrelevant,
that’s how I feel —
my act is centuries old,
            but now nobody notices —
the kind of audience
I get these days
is corrupted by the gadgets
they hold in their hand,
the constant blitz of fingers
on a screen —
I’m useless and pathetic
to those in their seats texting —
            their attention has shifted
            from what I could teach them
            to the twitters of their friends —
I’ve got to give it to them though,
their eyes sure know
how to look elsewhere.

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