This won’t fit into your pocket
and it won’t put you on to the ‘net
but there are so many places you can’t drop it
and it doesn’t mind getting wet.
It doesn’t compete with today
and its digital glossy chronology
but holds to a steady display
of yesterday’s hand-wrought technology.
In gilded and courtly demeanor
it sniffs in aloof pantomime
though a smartphone is somewhat leaner
it’s unmoved by the passing of time.
Thanks yet again to the S.W. Berg Photo Archives.