keep writing,
though no electronic text
will survive the next
major (inevitable) EMP–
natural, or man-made

keep writing,
though only
cave drawings
have even a little
staying power
in the human frame
of spacetime

keep writing
because it is a
sure way to connect
your imagined world to
your undiscovered self
as your subconscious
whispers secrets from the echoing well–
and the well runs deep

spend your life
as an explorer,
and keep records–
for yourself, if
no one else.