He stretched the fingers on his hand,
flexing the tendons to loosen them.
Zeus approached the table,
eyes scanning the Green universe.
He arched his fingers over a yellow sun
creating a bridge steady as a rock.
Placing his cue in the bridge crux,
he lined up behind the white dwarf.
A sharp hit just a little below centre
sends it careering towards a red planet.
The white stops dead on a spot,
the red planet hits the edge of the universe,
rebounds back across and disappears
into the jaws of the centre black hole.
Eris smiles and winks at Zeus,
the white is in line with two reds
and the bottom right black hole.
Striking the white with top it punches
through the first red splitting it in two,
its kinetic energy carrying it onwards
to the second red and strikes.
They both disappear together
swallowed and are forever gone.
Eris points at the halved planet
“I guess the people there now know
the world is flat and you can
fall of the edge of the horizon”.
Flashing her smile once more at Zeus.
He returned the smile sarcastically,
looked at Eris and wiggled his nose,
and whoosh …
where Eris had once stood
now rested a delicious golden apple,
a stylish 'K' worked in diamond
adorning the skin of the perfect fruit.
And Zeus looked at the apple.
He placed it on the Green universe,
right over the black spot.
He lined up the white dwarf.
Top and side spin send it off,
passed a green planet, a yellow sun,
and strikes the apple squarely
sending them both into the dark maw
of the bottom left black hole.
“I guess, dear Goddess of Chaos,
you now know this is My universe.
You can play, but you cannot win”.
He racked his cue and went for a beer.
© Pagan Paul (08/05/20)