Friday, June 24, 2011

So Much Resistance of Things

"so many things seem filled with the intent /to be lost"

The whole damn world is willful 
In every detail. We want
To impute this willfulness,
If not to a sagacious
Deity or destiny,
To large abstract principles,
Basic forces, cosmic laws.

God or a malicious witch
We can believe might have willed
The hard rain, the sudden fall,
But if not them, then nature,
Gravity, evolution
By natural selection.

But cause may not be mindful,
Nor the product of great laws.
Cause inheres in every mote,
In the sub-subatomic,
Each infinitesimal:
Free, mindless wills, all at once,
Universal anarchy.

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