Written by: ilene bauer

The old TV’s, with bulging backs,
Sit huddled with the trash;
Their value, precious once,
Has somehow vanished in a flash.

Discarded flat-screen boxes
Languish near what they’ve replaced,
A testament to modern times,
When cast-offs go to waste.

A jumbo flat-screen, I’ve been told,
Is one of life’s true perks.
For now, I’ll stick with what I have – 
My old TV still works!