calliope, calliope 2018

schrödinger’s cat

photo credits here

by yi he

trapped inside a sealed box
reality collapses around you.
(loneliness is the only thing
that keeps you company here)

you follow ariadne’s thread
futilely trying to find a way out.
(but you can’t seem to untangle
this yarn of doubt in your hands)

time means nothing to you
in the midst of this atomic decay
(why are you so worried for?
tomorrow is just another day)

are you scared of getting hurt?
you don’t like not knowing.
(you’ll surely drown if you wade
forever in this pool of ennui)

just like a schrödinger’s cat
both dead and alive at the same time.
(in a quantum superposition of states
you’re living because you can’t die)

 

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