Casting out reductionism

We embrace complexity

And call it chaos

As chaos teaches

The low-hanging fruit

Of scientific law

Has already been picked

Are you listening

Mr. Newton?

The real world

Does not operate

In the vacuum of space

The real world

Has chaos in the air

And we call it weather

The real world

Has chaos in the water

And we call it turbulence

The real world

Is really worlds within worlds



And fractal

Chaos also teaches

The first casualty of war

Is the last nine steps

Of a ten step battle plan

Is anybody listening?

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April K's picture

For some reason I don't yet understand, your poem reminds me of the writings of Terry Pratchett. Interesting and very true. Nice write.