NaPoWriMo Day 11: Future State

Prompt: What does y(our) future provide? What is your future state of mind? If you are a citizen of the “union” that is your body, what is your future “state of the union” address?”

When else?

My future, much shorter than my past,
is now. If the union is my body,
the state of the union is good
in the future that is now,
though less scenic than in the past.
Systems are outdated,
more prone to breakdown, even with
constant maintenance.

But still there is a future future,
with or without me.
CRISPR perhaps,
and artificial intelligence
to compensate for the loss
of the innate kind, plus
artificial aesthetics to renew the
natural landscape.