Monday, January 8, 2024


Most would envy a god 
who lives on 
all branches of the wave function. 

But in truth, this poor deity—
this miserable goblin, this 
hideous demon—

would be nothing 
like even the 
worst of us

who still feel pride 
when looking back 
on a well-chosen action.

For a creature 
as all-powerful and 
all-piteous as this

would be shackled  
to its own cache 
of ruinous knowledge 

that even good choices 
place hard limits on 

that each 
lucky break, every 
pleasant interaction 

must deny an infinity 
of beautiful things 
its existence.