Chaos Theory

by Coreen Schaefer

We are called to settle into chaos theory—to tolerate the forecast of uncertainty,
To recognize that the elegant systems of Her design account for the predictability
Of disorder; that the march of our life’s trajectory may, in fact, be ruined or
Rerouted at an arbitrary point. We are called to pivot. The pivots are neither
Fickle noise, nor error. We are non-linear and of infinite dimension. Any way
The loose-elbowed pendulum swings is divine; the butterfly, a hurricane.

Coreen Schaefer is an educator who loves language, but not more than the people who use it. She is a Cleveland native, where she lives with her husband Bill and their three awesome kids: Selah, Haddie, and Will. She believes in miracles, mostly small ones.