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Entanglements

Scientists recently discovered but cannot explain

strange particles within the quantum domain;

amongst muons, gluons, bosons, and pions,

lurk strange creatures, odd bastard scions:

a quirk of a quark uncorked at Creation,

entanglements undreamt of in quanta equations.

Particles paired and then far-flung

across an expanse vast and star-strung,

still one knows the other, its spin like a mirror,

as locked in its movement, it vibrates more near her.

Thousands of light years cannot obscure

one from the other, or gravity’s lure.

If what the physicists tell us is true,

that matter is neither made nor destroyed,

then perhaps when we die our souls lift to the void

and disentangled from Earth, I’ll rise up with you.