Generation Sap

how old are you
that's how we will reckon
with what to do
for as you know
it's the in vogue deal
to sign the contract:
boom goes to z
an alphabet that could
have stopped at x
but then it was the year
two thousand
and somehow
a group represented
the fear that computers
would stop working
when the aughts began
but look again at the tree
put your fingers in its blood
they stick together
if it's a mere sapling
or the oldest redwood in the forest