Charlie Brown Learns Quantum Theory

Charlie Brown Learns Quantum Theory read by Katie Kehoe

If Charlie Brown learned quantum theory,
he’d realize he’d never kiss the red headed girl,
that his atoms and her atoms could never actually touch
he’d realize Snoopy was made from stardust, he’d walk
around the baseball field, exclaiming to Linus and Lucy:
We’re just matter. We’re all atomic radiation, waiting
to hit our half-life. What’s the point of it all?

Katie Kehoe lives in Greensboro, NC. She’s published in Bayou Magazine, The Appalachian Journal, and elsewhere. She was a finalist in NC State’s Poetry Contest (2019) and winner of the Truman Capote Poetry Prize (2012). She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and currently studies library science at UNC Chapel Hill with the aim of making books and writing accessible to all. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found baking bread or mucking around in the woods.

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