Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Techinical Name of a Time Machine

I discovered in Elementary School,

The sound of my own voice.

The speeches of deceased presidents;

Rewinding history was a choice.

We first heard Bach without scratches

Spools of the old and new spoken word,

We could record, edit and delete,

All that we chose to be heard.

Parents heard us quote Shakespeare,

Lawyers recorded, to seal the deal…

Rosemary Woods erased eight minutes,

The reel to reel became all too real. 

Everyone used one familiar word,

In grammar school, as I think back…

The name of our first time machine,

In the classroom was Wollensak.

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