NaPoWriMo - 2021 - III - A brief future history of dooms ironically unforetold

A brief future history of dooms ironically unforetold

"I was from my mother's womb / Untimely ripped"

-- Macduff to Macbeth,
immediately before killing him.

"I am no man!"

-- Eowin to the Witch King of Angmar,
immediately before killing him.

And this is why we have not faith
in prophesy or prophets, mystic devices,
special pools of water lost in buried caves.
We do not stare into the waves
of quantum bollocks yet-to-be.
I don't listen to you.  You should not listen to me

because it isn't that prophecy lies
although the powers know it's false it's true
and ambiguous beyond all that, no
the problem is that prophecy has to go
into the future of a whole world
and that's so unwieldy and complex

not to mention rich with things undreamed
in any philosophy you understand
or care to name but beyond all that,
I shall win this game and soon:
I am an gender-swappable, polymorphic, weapons delivery framework,
and this is a banana;

prepare to meet your doom!


NaPoWriMo - 2021 - II - Case Studies in Elementary Time Travel

Case Studies in Elementary Time Travel

time-core initiation in 5

elapsed duration can only be subjective
Norsemen screaming down the hill
everybody you see will die or be enslaved
there is a balance point
a hundred years gone
I need
we inject a year prior to the election
and this time Kennedy wins
temporal coordinates can have no single form

time-core initiation in 4

I need to reach
everybody you saw died or was enslaved
chronology mapping underway
as you enter the interconnect you make a choice
we inject two years prior to the election
this time Nixon wins so Kennedy lives and can
the genes of the defeated living on
not so hypothetical when you can step out of the core

time-core initiation in 3

and see familiar faces in the street
a hundred years gone
I need to reach a point
we always set up two or more drives
towards the outcome we desire
this building where we're talking lost to fire
dug up and mapped
sometimes the feedback loop destabilises
switching: Kennedy Nixon Kennedy Nixon

time-core initiation in 2

faster than we can map
Kennedy Nixon Kennedy Nixon
a hundred years gone
Kennedy Nixon Kennedy Nixon
I need to reach a point with
until some alter-chance explodes
Kennedy Nixon Martha Thorogood
but as one present branches into future threads

time-core initiation in 1

so just as many pasts converge on now
as has to be
if probability flow is conserved
which it is as surely as we know
lamdba(p)/t = dp/td . Rho*
I just need to reach a point with
a future again containing
I just need to reach a point with
us kissing

time-core initiated - enter

*pronunciation guide: lambda of p by t is equal to dp by dt all into rho


NaPoWriMo - 2021 - I - Across the Universe

 Across the Universe

"Even light, which travels so fast that it takes most races thousands of years to realise that it travels at all, takes time to journey between the stars."  -- Douglas Adams

And you should take the time
to travel, really travel I mean
not just down the road to the chemist
but look at the light,
the light!  Tunnelling
through the black, so fast
that it has no time in which to travel
no time to experience the journey
no time at all
as it hurtles through the frozen universe
because the speed of light
which can be considered the rate of propagation of events
the rate at which the Universe Itself (tm)
carries information from place to place
the rate of recalculation
underpinning everything
but look at the light
watch it set off on a journey of a billion years
not fearing the reaper
or anything at all
born at the wall
at the edge of what is possible.