John Cooper: The Expert's Lament

Just simple happenstance
a twist of ill fate
and soon before you know
it's all really too late
since everyone
now expects you to clearly show
precisely what happened
and why this should be so
then to answer further enquiry
as to when, how, and who
and exactly
what counts as your considered view
but all you can say,
with any definite conviction
is you are truly no longer sure
about your previous prediction.