By Jack Reeves
“I do not believe that God plays dice [with the universe].”
I dreamed I saw the End when
Creation growing inert died,
Snuffed out by cold, calamity,
It ensued in seconds, in silence--
No exploding asunder, no implosion, no thunder.
Yet in the ominous black sky I could see
Fearful, gaping voids of infinity.
Laws and light alike devoured in quiet quaffs;
Annulling creation by bites and bend:
Entropy amuck, proclaiming omnipotence.
Perhaps a process fated,
I saw it into oblivion unwind,
As Hell betrayed its blind ambition
To freeze creation, to eradicate time!
Ultimate Age of Ice!
Its frigid forces sped creation madly
Toward absolute zero,
“Oh holy horror!” I screamed.
I dreamed the
Great fear of all time!
When order slipped its fixed confines,
And God played dice with the Universe!