The Quantum Physics of Monsters
by Zebulon Huset

“It was a monster! It only turned back to a blanket when you turned on the light.” –Matthias, age 5.

What an unnerving thought,
instantaneous transmutation
on such a precise scale.
Anything a possible predator
to us, accustomed to none.
Easy to laugh at, but yet,
physicists have recorded
that quantum particles
fluctuate much differently
when they aren’t being watched,
a sleight of sight begging
for home application.

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