Science Like Religion

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: August 22, 2018

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I want to believe in science like religion,
To worship the Atom as God,
To speak equations like tongues
And write theorems like gospels.

In particular, I want to believe in the Multiverse Theory.
I want to escape to imagining the web of infinite possibilities,
A realm of the chances I never took,
The words I never swallowed back,
The breaths I never held. 

If I prayed, perhaps I could peek into them,
Watch the other Me's in the shards of my broken mirror,
The other You's through the ripples in my bathwater.

There would exist a Universe for every choice I didn't make
(For every choice I was not allowed to make):
One for the Me whose parents stayed together
(For better or for worse),
One for the Me who never met You,
One for the Me who never loved You,
One for the Me who was never dumb enough to tell You she loved You,

One for the Me who calls You her own.

I want to believe in science like religion,
To engineer a heart that couldn't break,
To code the law of averages into my DNA
And evolve beyond want.

need science like religion:
How else could Me without You make sense?


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