Crated, carted, cast aside,
printed works have liquefied
in shocking bouts of bookicide.
The printing press is done, perhaps,
and publishers have (boom!) collapsed
to clicky gadgets, gizmos, apps.
Digital books are all the rage,
touchless paper, turnless page.
Stores are only cyber spaces,
cold, electric, faceless places.
Bookshops closed, bookshelves cleared,
paperbacks have disappeared.
The age of print has culminated,
finished, finis, terminated.
- Susan M. Ebbers
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