I Saw the Future, and I Did It Anyway


I balanced that egg on the mustard,
Trying hard to fool myself.
No surprise later that day
When it catapulted off the shelf.

SPLAT! On my foot it fell
From its too precarious nest.
Vaulting over the relish with gusto
When the fridge door I did wrest.

Oh…okay…I loudly sighed
As I wiped the yolk off my leg.
At least now the problem’s resolved
Of storing that extra egg.

I like to give the universe opportunities to surprise me by violating the laws of physics.  It hasn’t happened yet, but I hold out hope.

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