100 word story: Cryptic Grave Inscription (CGI)

carry us with you wherever you go
our candle of being condensed to a glow 
distilling our essence of laughter and tears
down the ways of the world and passage of years

give our love to those unborn
who glimpse their future in your eyes
which wondrous dreams of night made wise
uplifted to the light of dawn

though generations live in you
no heavy burden do you bear
transmission is a breath of air
and kindness to a child your cue

The robot delegated to explore the once-inhabited third planet pressed Translate but only got squeaks and whistles.

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4 thoughts on “100 word story: Cryptic Grave Inscription (CGI)

  1. Lovely. And I think you may be right about machines outlasting the human race. On evolutionary timescales it won’t be long before the robots are smarter than ourselves. Perhaps they will find it easier to avoid destroying themselves.

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