The Problem with eBooks

you can’t throw an iPad
or a Nook
you have to hold it
and scream
and you can’t throw an iPad
when a character does some
thing stupid
and you want to
SLAM the book
shut
you can’t because an eReader
doesn’t have a cover
and you might be
mad you couldn’t finish
when you break the iPad
because you threw
the ebook against the wall
shattering upon impact
but a book
especially paperback
would slide down the wall
mocking you
taunting you
teasing you
with the ending
sitting in its pages
as the words
lay flush against the carpet
the hardwood floor
knowing you couldn’t resist
coming back for more
but you can’t read
anymore
once you’ve broken your eBook
against the wall

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