Epitaph

by Tim Gilmore, 6/24/1974

I’ll investigate and write my reports for another year, or five years, or 25 or 50.

And when I’m dead, my headstone will tour this city. My epitaph will constitute the town.

And the secrets readers didn’t think to find in my writings while I was yet alive, the explorers and doctoral students will decode and decipher for the next several centuries.