new zealand electronic poetry centre


Karen Taylor

Fugacity 05
Online Poetry Anthology


Although you have never seen an electron
you step, at your own risk
into a wave of superluminal response time;
attempt to measure a reality that shifts
in a contextual response
its nature, spread thin
against the glass of your human perspective.

Pilot waves changed shape
the night you made this calculation
informed photons flashed within their fields;
excited by constructive interference from invisible light
the momentum of their repetitious natures diffracted
to retain an appearance of ordinariness
in the glass of your human perspective.

When no-one is watching,
oscillations of possibility spread spectrums
of random spatial frequencies;
contradictory and inadequate time stands still
while you move around in it, protected by a principle
of uncertain duality in a strange quantum world
misting the glass of your human perspective

Last updated 22 April, 2005