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Poetic License: ‘E-mail from Emily Em —’

By JOE PACHECO - | Sep 29, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Joe Pacheco

Please don’t forward this E-mail

Or click reply to me —

The screens are blank as zero

Out here in Eternity —

The bits and words of what

We always thought we were

Unsaved forever

In Nobody’s processor —

Though parts of us might lurk

To fill a final hour

The World Wide Wolf of Web

Its last bit will devour —

Downloading and uploading

Our tiny time on Earth

Till glitch or fatal exception

Blanks out what we were worth —

Please don’t forward this E-mail —

Don’t try to click reply.