Old Dogs

SMITH CORONA


well meaning
friends of mine
have always asked
why a typewriter
when a word processor
would be more efficient
and more in tune
with technology

I shake my head
they don't
understand

I need
the mechanical workings
to gauge the extent
of my activity
when not much
of worth
is actually
landing on paper

that
clattering noise
solaces my soul
like the sound
of pebbles
against
a lover's
window