Poetry: Ego in the Stars (2017)

I decided I would post some of my poetry on my website, also found on Deviantart. 

            This one follows a somewhat abstract exploration of the strange nature of reality.

 

We specks of the universe,

With our superposition of choices,

Shall find peace with the quantum-verse within.

The limitation is staggering,

As are the possibilities.

Forever free, forever trapped.

We specks of the universe,

Carry boundless worlds within,

Imposing upon the boundless worlds without.

Impossibly big, impossibly small.

 

Contradictions abound,

Horrors to be found.

Paradoxes aplenty,

Perhaps one too many.

 

For what laws carry infinity?

Can math explain creativity?

How can terrors be here?

And wonders be there?

 

We specks of the universe,

With our desire for supreme control,  

Shan’t contain the quantum anarchy.

For freedom is a semblance,

For astral flow requires law.

Forever free, forever trapped.

We specks of the universe,

Must trust the unfathomable depths, 

Must embrace the great black hole.

Impossibly big, impossibly small.

 

Fundamental whys that cannot be resolved,

Fundamental hows that are easily solved.

Enlightened arrogance may be the only solution.

To all this mind-bending confusion.          

 

For what is the science of meaning?

Can formulas account for reasoning?

How can terrors be here?

And wonders be there?

 

We specks of the universe,

With our ceaseless quest for knowledge,

Must base our foundations upon sifting sand.

To overcome the frightening inevitable,

Our minds must inherit the stars

Forever free, forever trapped.

We specks of the universe,

Will overcome the logics of reality

Will find rule in infinity.

Impossibly big, impossibly small.

 

Our egos hover among the stars.