Battlefield Earth: Comedy v. Poetry v Music

after the sun swallows the Earth, 
and aliens find the Wayback Machine 
on a floating thumb drive in space — 

it will be comedy
or poetry or music
for which we are remembered.

among alien shrines
dedicated to human apes,
we will be celebrated in drawings-

of Louis CK, of Frank O'Hara,
of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley,
hopefully not much else.

let's pray that the next race to rule
doesn't pray to shitty tv
or YouTube celebs who did nothing.