Shall I compare thee to a Kindle*?
Shall I compare thee to a Kindle,
Your soft pages turned, not
Like falling leaves?
Shall I compare thee to a Paperwhite Display with
Your skin is ivory crisp in any light, the
Threads of papery veins woven through.
No High Definition Higher Contrast
PRS-T1 N2A 3G WiFi with
In between your sleeves.
Give me your curves,
Your spine gently cupped in my
Goodnight kiss as we
A place unmarked by a fold or a slip of card,
Shall I compare thee to a 7-inch
Whispersync Technology, an absence of
Give me real ink and real paper, not a
Give me a Higher Resolution to
Keep my beloved books, each one a story
Of when I read it last, of when I heaved it from
House to house to
House in a box.
Shall I compare thee to a Kindle Fire from the
E-bookstore or shall I
Grip your covers more tightly around, knowing
I carry my library with me
In the pockets of memory?
*Other versions available from places on the Internet and in Shops.