"WHAT'S POSSIBLE" the ad starts out
"WHEN WI-FI IS IN MORE PLACES?"
You might expect it then to tout
Adults on laptops, smiling faces,
In off the beaten track spaces.
Instead, two p-j'ed children stare
At cartoon screen, as twilight falls,
Inside their backyard screened tent where,
Outside, the crickets chirp their calls,
But no one hears through wi-fi walls.
"FRONT ROW IN THE BACKYARD" the ad
Proclaims, as if it's what they need,
These children who will not be glad
Someday that parents let them heed
The calls imaginations feed.
Scott L. Barton