‘Beyond Quantum’: A Poem


Physicists claim

nothing in nature

can be lost.


All changes

are merely transformations

of matter and energy.


Only in magic shows,

or works of fiction,

does anything evaporate

into thin air.


In the newspaper,

articles hint at a new branch of knowledge

when discussing the fate of public funds

in the hands of governments,



(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current event’s in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday).

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