05 December 2010
13 October 2010
This string of little jewels that
Sit on my desk.
They don't sparkle. They are too dull.
This bracelet has not seen this wrist in a while.
This wrist has been occupied…
And besides, the string has broken
Stretched too thin by use
and it needs fixing.
"I'll fix it today"
"I'll fix it tomorrow"
The next string, gilded;
it sits in a drawer. It is ready
But something stops me.
"Why repair it?" I ask.
"The symbol is no longer relevant,
So it sits. It will be repaired Someday.
And so too, perhaps, the relevance.
14 September 2010
According to the
Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle,
We could be smiling or crying our eyes out.
But we’ll never know until we look.
Humans are complex wavefunctions
With so many terms of kinetic energy,
human-human repulsion and attraction,
that to write it all down could take years.
We could condense the latter two terms into
one called “personality,” but still,
Schrödinger’s equation, a combination
of these wavefunctions, needs to be
broken down to find the answer.
You solve. You look. You analyze.
You look again and the result is different.
A new analysis is in order.
With the knowledge of the principles of
We no longer expect,
There are rules that simply work,
that explain the phenomenon of life,
But for no apparent reason why.
So when you walk across the street,
Or are wheeled into the hospital,
Or see your lover after many months,
Or a few hours,
Are you laughing, or crying?
Break down your wavefunction…
And find out.