Technology will outlive me

She called to say we needed milk,
and ignoring that no one
older than two needs milk, I thought
how a phone call is so ephemeral, dissolving
in real time, washing its way
through ear canals, a gondola
disappearing in noisy recesses
lost to time or other currents.

A text lives forever, I reminded myself,
a record existing
out of context for eternity
or until the next Great War destroys life
by 1s and 0s while our forgotten tech
outlives us, a wasteland of data
and curated content sure to baffle
future alien visitors.

Walking through the automatic door
I’ve forgotten why I came here.
No text message.
No aliens.

Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019
Based on a true story

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now!

7 thoughts on “Technology will outlive me

  1. Very interesting and refreshing😊 Looking forward to reading more of your pieces in the future! This is sheer talent💛 I was wondering if you could checkout my new piece on ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & JOBS OF THE PAST!And I would really appreciate it if you could comment some feedback to improve the writing style. Looking forward to hearing from you. – Kiran

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