Libraries of the Future

Libraries of the Future

Once the bookshelves were overhead high,

and the scent of the glue

helped the print catch your eyes.

Pupils are no longer seeing.

Darkness forms from failing ink.

The reflection of words is stopped.

The need to track symbols gone.

The transmission of ideas replaced,

from the printed page,

through wires curving and inserted

into the receptacles of the brain.

What they want us to know, we know.

What they want us to feel, we feel.

What they wanted us to forget, we have forgotten.

Linda Imbler

Linda Imbler believes poetry has the potential to add to the beauty of the world. Her self-published poetry collections include “Big Questions, Little Sleep,”  and “Lost and Found,”  “The Sea’s Secret Song,” and “Pairings,” a hybrid ebook of short fiction and poetry have been published through Soma Publishing. Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at

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