Should you become digital
While I rot in this human cloak,
Should you travel the world
Through giant computer networks
While I make great efforts to rise
From bed to kitchen to garden to desk,
Should you meet every being in the world
In a mere matter of minutes
While I from one weekend to next
Wait for our grandchild to visit,
Should you tell me your digital world
Far exceeds mine in beauty and tech
While I still love and live in this
Refusing to press that glorious button,
Should you go on living and living
While I battle for breath and die,
Oh how tragic it would be then
To hear the sound of the afterlife
To meet gods and devils and angels
And all our ancestors and friends,
To taste the sweet fruit of eternity
And at last the posthumous bliss
And all and all and all and all
And all and more without you.

4 thoughts on “Should You Become Digital

  1. Nicely put. Though I don’t mind digital. I can’t talk to my friends across the ocean, at whim…
    One of my ancestors left France for the Orient in the 18th century. never went back. I think of his mother. The letters they surely wrote. Weeks or months for an exchange of letters by ship…


    1. I understand, and maybe it wouldn’t be too bad to upgrade to digital in future. See how far we’ve come from the letter-writing phase already! When you say the Orient, which country do you mean specifically? I’m curious. 🙂

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