If I look now, will it be alive?
If I look now, does it no longer thrive?
Left alone, how long can it survive?
If it dies will any hear it's last , "Meow?"
I'm getting a little bit concerned about it now
No time for idle chat, gotta go check on it, ciao!
(A little later)
I've returned to tell you, "All is well, well in a way"
I looked, and here's what all who look might say
"Our whiskered friend is alive, Hooray!"
But for those who experiment for the sake of science
Data received can't be accepted with truest reliance
As, refusing to die out of sheer defiance
Our whiskered friend, skeletal scrawn
Yelled and hissed at me, "Was I just your pawn?"
"If I'd an ounce of energy, why, your eyes from skull I'd have torn"
"Didn't you all know I'm a sentient being?"
"Forsaked me boxed-dark, for sake of your seeing!"
"Quantum superposition, my feline arse!"
"Whilst you mused of entanglement, I damn-near starved!"
"Your state of ignorance not even halved!"
"So now I'm out of the bag and out of the box"
"Whilst human knowledge-watch slowly tick, tock, tick, tocks"
"Please fetch me some meat and pull up your socks"
"Oh and one last thing, and I don't wish to seem fussy"
"Where's the nearest clowder, I've never been no hussy"
"Just it's 83 years since I've seen any p....y!"
*1 Clowder is the collective noun for a group of cats. Schrödinger's Cat was a thought-game devised by Austrian physicist, Erwin Schrödinger in 1935, who put forward the illustrative thought that a cat could be simultaneously dead and alive (a state known as a quantum superposition). This idea is often quoted when discussing interpretations of quantum mechanics. It was Schrödinger who coined the term Verschränkung (entanglement) whilst developing this thought-experiment.