The cat climbs in
the box, vial inserted
thusly, atom set to decay
or not, as it were
a situation goes in
the box, feelings inserted
thusly, heart set to decay
or not, as it were
black and white go in
the box, opposites inserted
thusly, colors set to gray
or not, as it were
not simply black plus white
I can work in gray areas
that’s what I’m used to
but I can’t work in
Schrodinger’s gray, the
area between two
binary states
I always open the box
to see if it’s dead or alive
black or white
heartened or heartless