Half Wives

by on Oct 7, 2014 in Poetry | 1 comment

Like Schrödinger’s cat
the half wives live in boxes

with a loaded gun,
neither living nor dead,

until their box is opened
and the cold and messy laws

of probability take effect.
That’s why I never open boxes.

Sometimes I hear them breathing.


More from Chris Lynch:

image010Chris Lynch is a writer and teacher based in Brisbane, Australia. His poetry has appeared in The Stars Like Sand, Eye to the Telescope, and Star*Line, among others. At work on a book about walking Japan, he blogs haiku at www.chrislynch.com.au and tweets more than he should as @thecityhermit.

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  1. Bravo!

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