Went to Applebees the other night
saw TVs lined up around the place —
six in all and all on different channels
churning out their sights and sounds
surrounding all us eaters there.
I could not help but think
that when I saw some children there
how much the world has changed
since I was young like they.
I learned how to turn the radio on —
to pull the chains on lamps —
to give numbers to operators
always saying ”number please.”
I sat there downing much colestoral —
wondered what those kids would see
when near this century’s close
they’ll be a little more like me.