NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 17: A Farewell for My Walkman

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt is to move backwards in time away.. to write a poem that features forgotten technology. For me, it was my first Walkman.

Farewell, Walkman
protector of my ears
and overcomer of my fears
with soothing sounds.
Farewell, Walkman
the opener of my eyes
to worlds unknown,
translator of songs,
from thin tape
to all engulfing sound.
You may have gone
the way of all
frail things
but you live on
in the soundtracks
of my life.