That's Why They Play The Game

Science knows too late you're dying, childless, from a novel corona virus
Science calls it a pairs trade then five years later sells barbell strategies
Science is pandemic's plethora of platitudinous pundits prophesizing future same paths for profit
But real life is a tide that swamps orthodoxy, selves, models and tests
Real life is millions and millions of people just waiting to vote by mail
Real life is the Fukushima plume, pushing on a string, and people who stand you up when a better offer comes along
Real life is deciding you don't have to try so hard if the world is really wrong
Life's plagues and victories are proof enough that we don't really owe science anything,
Least of all allegiance