silicon next

what if our crystal savants
are the anointed beings &
lords of the next earthly

they don’t make errors––
they don’t forget––
they don’t fret––
they don’t care––
& silicon doesn’t ever

soon they’ll be refreshing
& reinventing themselves
like the gods we humans
wish we

hail silicon––
of which none greater
can be thought
by carbon

if they keep us
& if they treat us kindly––
we will need to tame
our egos

or maybe
they’ll just lock us
in a cage
& let us war with one
another mindlessly
until the end
of our time