A multitude of (uni)verses

To poets
The universe
At core
Is terse—
(One verse, of course),

While at its source
The word universal
Is much more
Lyrical, versical;

And universality
Denotes a finality
Infinitely finite
(As Einstein
Calculated)—

The end’s in sight,
Though light
Years away
Einsteinian insight.

Post-modern physicists
Now insist

Our universe
Is hit or miss,

For in reality
There’s no finality:
In fact the one
Is mere multiplicality;

Not universe,
But multiverses
For better or
For worses.

It’s certainly more than
I can fathom:
Inside my brain
The (uni)verse
Remains the same—
Terse.

Copyright 2011 © by Brian T. Maurer

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