i yearn for a phonograph

12 Aug

i was putting on a pair of spectacles

when i realized i already was wearing a pair

the previous pair helped me to see afar

but i needed to see close up

i feel as though i am in a place where both

near and far are not near or far enough

i yearn for a phonograph

a radio with a dial that lights up

something with grace and style

made out of wood

and so i bought such an item

only to discover that the wood was cheap

and the turntable was plastic

the dial on the fm only radio did not light up

although the whole thing was made to look

like every old man’s feeble dream

they even named the stupid thing a Victrola

i’ll still use the damn thing, because i am

too lazy to return it and who knows? maybe it

will be ok, maybe i just yearn too much

i have a phonograph now and yet i still yearn

for a phonograph

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