“Entropy” is gorgeously illusive word.
It’s safe to say that the majority
and even the minorities
don’t understand what it means — yet.
It contributes to the direction
of not only our
but in all things
moving through space.
Physics and Chemistry are highly,
highly, HIGHLY complicated.
I’ve studied and been fascinated by them since
my grandfather, Norman,
would talk about their laws
on our way to get
strawberry sodas after middle school.
My greatest wish in life was
(and still is)
to have a sliver
of the genius he did.
The basic law of entropy
kind of means
that the further in time something gets,
the more chaotic and
away from it’s natural state it becomes.
It’s literally the measure
A balloon bursts.
It’s important to note that I said law —
as in, it’s proven to be not only a fact,
but a rule by which our entire universe obeys.
As tiny specks in the cosmos,
we are in no means
to this law.
It is also probably
important to know that it’s a measurement
of thermal energy.
Again, as part of a functioning solar system,
And finally, for my last point,
measurement illuminates a grand mystery
that is the
also known as
our everyday lives.
We climb and build and paint and
perfect lives that by law,
are becoming more and
Plan this week all you’d like but —
It still doesn’t change the fact that
since the beginning of time
We are accelerating further
away from the perfect existence
created in the illusive beginning.
We are held together by
particles just being discovered
by the regeneration of
order into chaos.
Today I anticipated filling my cup
but instead, it lays on the floor
in shattered glass.
It’s important to set goals —
but how much more relevant
is it to embrace the gravity
of your existence.
If the laws of thermodynamics
and physics and chemistry and entropy
apply to the pulling of our sun
away from other galaxies,
then what business have I to believe
I will ever create order.
Why long for a life with
statistical odds against it.
What is the purpose
of the dreams and
longings of our hearts.
Yet, as great as we seek
the deepest oceans of
answers to these questions —
We find rest on the walls
of the light in whom’s
speed we travel upon
in a universe with only a
To which I selfishly ask: