Schrödinger’s Razor, Occam’s Cat

The simplest explanation
and the unlikeliest co-exist,
tandem possibilities.

Then someone opens the box
that fell from a limousine
careening around the corner
of Burbank & Ventura.

Lost and found catalyst,
magical MacGuffin. Possession
is nine-tenths of the law.

The rest of the law
is in the box.
You can have it.

Todd Mercer was nominated for Best of the Net in 2018. Mercer won 1st, 2nd & 3rd place at the Dyer-Ives Kent County Poetry Competition, and he won the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts Flash Fiction Contest. His chapbook Life-wish Maintenance is posted at Right Hand Pointing. Recent work appears in The Lake, The Magnolia Review, Praxis and SOFTBLOW.

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