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Why I Will Never Take My Eyes off You

Because if no one’s looking, your atoms

might choose to go through both quantum

slits by accident, and we can’t have that.

Because if I look into your eyes,

even a billion years after the original

quantum experiment, I’ll find you again.

We’ll be entangled then, whether this universe

is the Matrix, or a hologram, our patterns

depending on one another to exist.

They say it’s consciousness that keeps us

together, space and time a cloud of illusions.

So I’ll wait as long as it takes, sweet one—

You’re mine, the moment our eyes meet.

from Angel BonesFind more by Ilyse Kusnetz at the library

Copyright © 2019 Ilyse Kusnetz
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Published in Ilyse Kusnetz Poems

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