Saturday, March 24, 2012


for Lewis Duncan

        A nanovangelist came to our class
        To demonstrate how humans will surpass
        Ourselves through technological advance
        And soon outgrow our mortal circumstance:
        Not dying is an option we may choose
        When scientists interpret all the clues
        To how cells operate and crack the codes
        Directing how vitality erodes.
        Once deathless, we’ll discover how to nourish
        New latencies that soon will fully flourish
        As Nanohumans prove more sapient
        Than Homosaps, whose history was bent
        By errors that will shortly be corrected—
        Unless some nanodevil’s undetected.