Unfated by John Grey

Don’t worry.

It’s a world of chance events

not predestination.

Action still means something.

And the doer,

not the laws of physics,

owns it.

My scientist buddy

has been looking at things

at the subatomic level

for so long,

he has a hard time

coming up for air…

or even reality.

But even he

must conclude

that what was once believed

to be unalterable

is merely the back and forth,

the intermingling of chance,

as if some particles

eye each other from across

a crowded disco floor

and others cross the white line

on dark rainy nights.

So get used to it.

From hereon,

anything could happen.

Possibilities are endless.

Endless encompasses you.

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in That, Muse, Poetry East and North Dakota Quarterly with work upcoming in South Florida Poetry Journal, Hawaii Review and the Dunes Review.

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