3 snakes, intertwined

In dreams, I chased myself with warnings
but required proof upon waking.

Entropy touches all, but at what speed?
I can outrun what moves glacially–

and so I pressed on the mathematical edges,
unimpressed with outputs lacking materiality.

As I watched the water pool around me,
a wiser self spoke outside my body.

I did not know it then, but I had seen the end.