“My Quicksilver Life”

The cue ball’s measured tap now makes its move.
Yet man predicts but seconds in its fate.
Like life, quicksilver hearts are not defined.
Tomorrow’s rain, a non-conclusive clime.
If Chaos rules our days , accept his ways
as juggled plates, airborne with jostling hands.
Accepting Now is where we are sublime.

If Science can predict but seconds, four,
then why should we pretend to conquer more?

(for Chimera 66, #10.  Grammar Ghoul Press.  Use the word, ‘Quicksilver’ in exactly 66 word piece.)

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6 Comments on ““My Quicksilver Life””

  1. tnkerr
    March 18, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

    Truer words have never been spoken. I like this one a lot!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. susanwritesprecise
    March 18, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

    Very nice. I love “…quicksilver hearts are not defined.” So…writerly!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jen
    March 21, 2015 at 2:06 pm #


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  4. EagleAye
    March 21, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

    This is what a lot of us need to learn in these chaotic times, accepting now. Great poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Suzanne
    March 21, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

    Why indeed? What a great piece, Jacqueline!

    Liked by 1 person


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