Friday, January 21, 2011
A major cause of accidents
And unexpected happenstance,
Is often unforeseen events
Occurring, also, just by chance.
So often, in our daily lives,
We look to causes and effects
That simplify how life arrives,
Avoiding what no one expects.
This isn't how the universe
Behaves, however: though the rules
That science finds, we may rehearse,
Still anti-patterns make us fools.
A nail, a shoe, a horse, a car,
Each follow physics as they work,
But none will take you very far
When sidelined by some unknown quirk.