Canto CCCLXV

I try to picture this child in my arms
as an old woman in a distant time,
despite global warming and nuclear bombs.

Maybe she’ll one day read these dodgy rhymes
to Great Great Grandkids I may never know?
Well, are you currently reading these lines?

Have I been gone a long, long time?
                                                                 Hello.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Steve
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 21:48:04

    I often think about how much of this virtual stuff we’re putting out there will remain of us after we’re gone. Or even while we’re still around.

    The fact that you’ve put all of this on a wordpress open site and not your own hosted website seems to suggest that more of your writing will endure for your daughter and daughter’s daughter to read (at least in terms of being “there” somehow) than say my stuff on a hosted url. But what happens when people move away from wordpress (who visits myspace anymore?) and wordpress.com pull the plug on all their content. Or the whole internet caves in?

    I’m trying to think what the internet equivalent of Shelley’s Ozymandias scenario might be. From this vantage point, I think we believe all our digi-words will float around forever. And for this reason something in me wants to be around when we see that notion as yet another crushing/crashing/crushed example of human hubris.

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  2. peter litton
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 23:48:46

    Perhaps, before you kick the bucket they’ll have invented proper holograms.
    You will appear as a solid three dimensional object hovering above the coffee table…but what will you tell them? What can you tell this future generation, that will make a difference?

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