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Notes From the Beverly Hills Public Library

I have to pay a dollar to get on the computer
that's because I am no longer a resident
in the old days I had a library card
and I checked half the books out in the place
I read all day long in the library on the weekends
I still remember all the books

now, that I am no longer a part of the city,
I travel here as a guest,
I spent thirty five years in this town
and now I merely wander into it
what a funny feeling.

anyway, it is more modern nowadays,
in the old times there only one floor
now there are two
and back in the day
we had a card index filing system
and there was drawers filled with the tiny little index cars
and everything is computerized now, the cards are gone.

Oh well, I'm still here.

Copyright © Jonathan Elliott | Year Posted 2013


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  1. Date: 5/19/2016 2:03:00 PM

    Jonathan Elliott, creative and well done. Thank you for sharing. **SKAT**
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 7:08:00 PM

    I love the closing lines. Gives a real sense of time changing. SuZ