A digital encyclopedia
finds followers who cling to shifting ground
above the swirl of social media
where fabricated adages abound.
With Morgan Freeman’s name below the quote
or what the Dalai Lama might have said,
a circulating myth could stay afloat
in perpetuity when they are dead.
The final words attributed to Steve
concerning wealth and power don’t ring true
about a man compelled to take his leave
exhausted by disease, without a clue.
In truth, as heaven broke across his brow,
he simply said, “Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow.”
2022 Mary Boren
Fact check: Final words of Steve Jobs were not about wealth (Reuters)