Poetry Month: An eReader's Life 4 of 30

For the month of April, I'll be writing poetry each day in celebration of National Poetry Month.  I've decided not choose a theme, not to plan the writing, but instead to wait to see what poetry finds me each day.  

You never know where the ideas are going to come from each day.  It was a stop by Carol's blog today that helped shape this poem.  If you haven't been to Carol's Corner, she's writing a poem each day about "a reader's life."  Yesterday she wrote a mask poem (thank you, Amy LV) about a book, "I am a Book".  It made me think of my eReader.  Where would I be without out it?  I decided I would try a mask poem as well....from the eReader's point of view.  

An eReader's Life
The books on the shelf
are jealous of me.

I go everywhere with her:
coffee shops,
airport terminals.

I'm books amplifed:
informational text,
children's literature,
even magazines.

I'm her virtual
on the go
personal library.
I don't take space
in a crowded room.
I don't need to be weeded.
Though I do
feel better organized.

I fit nicely
in any piece of luggage,
her bookbag,
her purse.
She pulls me out
to share with friends.

I can be read in the daylight
or enjoyed at night.
She can highlight my pages,
or note thoughts as she goes.
She can discover new words
in the touch of her finger.

Nothing stops me,

© Cathy L. Mere, 2018


  1. This is wonderful, from the haughty tone of the e-book to the turn that brings humility to the e-book in the last stanza. The descending words offer an apt visual for the waning power. I wish I'd thought of this!

  2. I love this! Absolutely perfect! And the older I get, and the more crowded my house becomes, the more I think I have got to stop buying books and get an ereader! Did you share this with Amy?

  3. Still not sold on digital reading, but your speaker makes a great case! Love the trick ending!!


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