I Cannot Predict

I cannot predict / how this poem will end
I do not know if it will end in tears
Be they of joy or sorrow

How can you say before / you say?

I wish more people would think
Before they say
I wish I could predict that happening more often

And frankly don’t more people say
Than speak nowadays
I’m just saying

But the universe runs from order to entropy
So I don’t think I can predict / with any certainty
That we will proceed from order to order

I think I can safely predict entropy

I predict this poem will end

So this poem ends
An essay on prediction
No tears in the poet
Let me know if it brought you to tears

But maybe it left you with a thought
That you didn’t predict when you started

/ / /

This poem was written to the prompt to write a prediction poem at Poetic Asides.

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