Sunday, November 24, 2013

Novikov Principle

There must be a trick
to prevent your bones from being smashed,
your heart from being dissolved,
when going through a wormhole.

It's all of a sudden,
I'm whole again.
All of a sudden,
back to the last time
we saw each other.

Because I know now you won't say goodbye,
I know  now you'll make yourself unreachable,
I know now you'll always come into town
on a tight schedule for the next five months
(or years),

I see you.
For the last time.

There must be a trick.
I haven't been taught it.

(Shared with Poets United)


11 comments:

  1. It is hard when things are so uncertain, when people seem to move in and out of one's life....on some kind of schedule...and never stay.

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  2. Your poem makes me wonder whether we should learn tricks or whether the others should be more respectful in the way they handle relationships.

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  3. A sad poem, yet so beautifully written...

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  4. You have captured it, the elusive person's distracted too-busy-ness, the one who cares feeling like her heart is being squeezed through a wormhole. Sadly, only going through this teaches us how, and it tends to hurt a lot.

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  5. The trick I learned is to let go of those elusive guys ... permanently. Smiles :)

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  6. if you find the trick, let me know :)

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  7. A brutal yet splendid opening verse!

    Some situations are definitely like being crushed...like, all the way, all the way crushed...

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  8. Such a cosmic metaphor for the immensity of human love and longing.. oh I felt it in my bones.

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  9. If there is a trick, I would like it too--or maybe not--maybe that infinite return and the pain is how I know I am alive?

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  10. Freaking wormholes! I can get lost in thought and analysis regarding these wondrous, time-traveling vehicles. Your use of them in relation to a relationship is fabulous. Oh... maybe that's another word for wormhole... relation-ship. ;-)

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  11. the theme of this is striking... to be put on hold...or kept on the outer edges is a hard part to play... and is one I am familiar with in past times...

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