Thursday 2/01/2007 12:36:00 AM

Let's talk about quantum mechanics. The way time is relative to our perception of it. A tense coil fatted around every breath. Tiny capillaries draw the map of life without a savior other than myself.

Gods bitten down like fingernails to the nub. They'd grow back if only I could resist the urge to take more away again.

Let's make the bed. Turning every fold of the sheets into a metaphor. Alluding to the mattress below. Like children shivering in their underwear.

We'll assume for a moment there is sense to it. That these tether balls we punch come back to us for a reason. So that we may bat them away again. And wait. For someone to retaliate.

Let's travel time. Because we can. Turning the past into my personal canvas. As empty as I'd expect of it. Given the weight of expectation. Small gods with small disciples. Drunk on thoughtless prayers.

Let's go back. Giving parents to every orphaned heart. Let's be scientists. So we'll always know when it's impossible.

2 comments:
RuKsaK said...

I read this one yesterday and thought about it and wanted to come back to it. I enjoy the word hyperbole - I love the word metaphor. I have a particular interest in hyperbolic metaphor. However, I am doing what I always do when I comment - talk about myself in reflection of the post. I shouldn't do that, but in many ways I think its the only honest thing to do.

Anyway, on to you and this post. It spoke to me on a lot of levels - I've been reading about quantum mechanics a little recently and that appealed. Quantum mechanics is a terrifying discipline and that kind of set the tone for me on this one. This one terrorises me: bitten fingernails, shivering children, punching balls, small gods and thoughtless prayer.

This was the apocolypse found in a backyard for me. Superb in other words.

alcoholic poet said...

i enjoy it when you inject yourself into the theorum of my posts. that you can relate it to your own world is a compliment. that i am not entirely self-obsessed and can still occasionally create something universal.

and it's always interesting to get a little glimpse into the rationale of others. especaially in this comparative scenario - knowing my own thoughts as i composed and then finding out what it evoked in others. truly fascinating. and much appreciated.



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