Either the word is wrong,

Or maybe the gods.

Or the world.

(Or none, according to them. All is well).

Some will try to convince you

This is the work of destiny,

To give It a chance.


The Romans planted the symbol, laurel-lined,

“A ritual divinely willed.”

To augur.

To guess at an outcome,

To read the signs;

For a while, the birds in the sky,

The direction of smoke from a blackened pot.

Now, another Twitter-patter.

Then, to watch at,

To watch for,

To create

What comes.