Time and gravity

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Why must we put such faith
in time and gravity? What use
are these arbitrary corporations
save to show us what can’t be done
before the sun sets, or how we can’t
fly free of the earth’s sticky embrace?
Such physical constraints should have
no hold on dreams or imagination,
but the scent of helplessness
follows us there nonetheless. What
must we do to break free of this embrace,
to stride beyond the limited gamut
of colors we’ve used to build
our houses and bridges and walk
among endless fields where green
is a summer drink and orange
a winter blanket? Perhaps the hold
is more fragile than we know,
and all it takes is that first step
before we can truly fly free.




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2 responses to “Time and gravity

  1. Blaine Verley

    I really like this, David! Really, really like.

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