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?

Submitted: August 22, 2018

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Kevin Michael Smith

nice work here and congratulations on the finals in the poetry contest. Good Luck!

Sun, November 18th, 2018 8:26pm

Joy Shaw

I can feel the passion in your voice. It rings of Romeo and Juliet yet also alludes to a power behind our existence. Congrats on placing in the poetry contest finals.

Sun, November 18th, 2018 8:51pm

Matthew D. Hay (Tangible Word)

I enjoyed the meshing of popular science and relationship, though this reads a lot like a pop song. Perhaps this was your intent. The line: "There would exist a Universe for every choice I didn't make/ (for every choice I was not allowed to make)" is especially resonating and impacting.

Sun, November 18th, 2018 10:54pm


damn. good words.

Mon, November 19th, 2018 6:31pm

Kevin Broughton

Congratulation on making the finals with this piece - good luck :-)

Fri, November 23rd, 2018 11:41pm

Joy Shaw

Congrats on your win! So excited for you. Way to go! This is a fantastic poem.

Mon, November 26th, 2018 2:40am

umit sener ta

I think this should be the one. Sorry that you could not win it.

Tue, November 27th, 2018 3:01pm

Blackmar Lewis

Spectacular use of irony. I felt inside your angst. Shattering!!!!!!

Wed, November 28th, 2018 9:53pm


So weird i was stoned one time (maybe i wasnt ????) and this exact thought went through my mind lol what if every thing i wanted to do was possible..... But then i got scared because as much as the amazing things could be possible so is the really scary things... I saw the best of "me's" but also the worst

Sat, February 9th, 2019 8:43am

Adam R. Carlton

This is brilliant. I am all for worshipping the atom! Congratulations on Runner-Up

Tue, August 13th, 2019 11:55pm

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