• Vol. 08
  • Chapter 09

The Old Days

Once we were all in black and white
and then the sun came up
on Kodachrome and other new technologies

Dolby sound made our ears perk up
and take notice and Surround Sound amplified
even the slightest whisper in the back of the theater

Mom and Dad missed a lot in those days
They took their pleasures simply
Wine and pies and tea after work

The old guys did not need speakers
They told tall tales with the help
of their instruments

You could never capture them on tape
and forget digital; they remain oral
and aural to this very day

Seared in living color on your retina
or in sharpest relief in old photos
you carry in your heart of hearts.