Super Position

A reality of realities 

Ebbing and flowing 

Combining of infinities


Collapsing once found 

A conscious linage 

A passage through time 


A navigator is born 

Living for you and me 

Living for I and we 


A community of self 

Spanning conscious time 

Yet, Divergent in time 


The navigator are we 

Tristan Barnard

BSc Wood & Wood Product Science,

This poem takes inspiration from a chapter in the book “Beyond Order 12 more rules for life” by Dr Jordan B Peterson. The name of the poem is taken from the super position principal in quantum physics, that a particle may be in multiple locations at once until measured. The poem takes from the idea that the human mind perceives itself as a linage in time of past, present and future self and thus works to resolve issues so that life may be easier for the future self thus leading to gratification, therefore living in all times simultaneously.

Illustration done by Neil Mellet

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