To cause effect,
Select, direct a consequence
Out of inevitabilities
Requires, one might think,
Quantities of mind agilities.
But, the mental frame suspects,
Temporal rigidities elects
That choice from out that central voice
Is neither plastic nor elastic
Where cause has steel bindings to effects.
When the hammer hits the nail
The spike cannot choose to resist.
The equations for persuasions command
Penetrations out of fixed solidities.
Choice is not an issue. Time obliges
All results. There is no this or that to disagree.
The mind must mind. It is not free.