What a time! – Saxby Pridmore

Carbon paper blue, black, red and green

And stamps, Olympians, trains and Queens

All here well before me.

I survived

Carbon paper, but stamps’ll limp along


Long after I am gone.

I’m a soul brother of

White Out. I remember when that came in.

Now, it’s getting hard to get, and I’ve

got this filial feeling we’re going out together.


My grandfather saw cars come in.

And I saw computers

The biggest stride we’ve ever strode.

What a time in history!

I want to be buried in a 3D printed coffin.


Originally published in Quadrant, 2015