The Data Guardian
swift like mercury,
they are bits and bytes on wireless pipes.
in the cloud and on the ground,
your dreams and schemes the watchers note.
These bits and bytes and pixel lites,
it is a haunting don’t you know?
As you are here, your avatar’s there
as you are there, you’re avatar’s where?
Where holds your spirit, in what dimension?
Did a data guardian fence you in?
What is the balance of moments you own?
What have you kept precious,
what do you hold private?
Is it data that streams or
data that floats?
Poem & Illustration by Elizabeth Boylan.