A Matter of Fate

Reverse engineering seems improbable –
death comes not only to cyborgs
but all living beings

if a few A-21 circuits could be reconfigured
the system might last another aeon –
long enough to help
some humans
evolve significantly

Alas, old Planet Earth is off limits
and now the expanding human trash
must decide
whether to vanish slowly
through a series of multiple failures
(as so many previous civilizations have)
crash as their weapons flahs