how exactly is everything in its right place

In Icelandic the word for light is ljós
And the word for poem is ljoð
What happens at the end can change everything
One ending starts in the middle, makes a left, circles back slightly off mark, then makes a right, slides a little further down and ends in the middle again, looking back at where it’s been, knowing exactly how far it has come
The other ending starts in the middle too, drops down, finds its way back and then goes further, pointing a sword at some high heaven, never looking back
It is said everything in the universe contains the same matter
That we begin somewhere in the same place
The matter responsible is as close as one last end veering off
—  Souvankham Thammavongsa, Ljós, from Light