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Chaos Theory

Looking backwards into the cloud, I remember my lived life was similarly peppered with disorder

Chaos Theory is a poem written by Lynn White and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Organized Chaos for the month of September

 

Chaos Theory

 

On this canvas of my life
it looks as though
butterflies were flapping
their wings and flitting about
at every opportunity
making trouble
having fun
and shaking things up a bit.
Looking backwards
into the cloud,
I remember
my lived life
was similarly
peppered
with disorder,
irregularities,
random events.
I struggle to discern
underlying patterns,
interconnectedness
or organisation.
It’s regularities
and irregularities
were left to the butterflies
and their flitting and flapping.
In the end they flapped the clouds away.
Tomorrow I shall paint a new canvas
and with the help of the butterflies
I will paint another picture
drawn from my life.
On canvas, I am the butterfly.
I can make the patterns,
the order or disorder.
Others may
make of it what they will.

 

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Lynn White

I live in north Wales. I have been writing at various points in my life since I was in my teens. My work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people I has known or imagined. I am especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality.

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