Harold Macdonald's Muse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk

 

 

Harold Macdonald

There’s no proof for the existence of a God

who sets the universe’s bang just so

with right conditions 16 billion years ago

and we eventually emerge! Applaud! Applaud!

 

A mix of law and chance, of probability and luck -

it was a risk; is still a risk at most;

one errant asteroid and we are toast.

No one told us when or how to duck

 

And then what have we got? A universe

which no one knows, no claim to fame

no audience, no witness, what a ruddy shame!

How many worlds collide, without a chapter, verse?

 

God may exist, God may have done it all

but who would know if some accident befall?