A Cautionary Poem We backup to our hard drive; We backup to our mail. We backup without thinking; We backup without fail. We backup to a DropBox Or similar device; We backup to a flash drive; We even backup twice. We send it to our family; We send it to our friends. They send restraining orders And then the fun begins. Unless you like retyping A thousand words or more Backup your words this instant I beg, beseech, implore. Backup when you’re done writing; Backup the in-between. Backup before web browsing; Backup your words, your dreams. If you forget to backup (And everybody does) Then post this short reminder Wherever you have cause. And now I’m off to backup My own words places three, And life will be less stressful If you backup like me. My computer had major issues yesterday. Major, won’t boot, issues. Fortunately, I had saved all my work for the day on a flash drive, so I wasn’t worried about losing my progress. Unfortunately, it limited how much I wrote for the day. Off to make up for the loss. Go back up your work, then get writing.