Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Science of Love (Poem)

The Science of Love

Brush off that false hope.
It's not cosmic any more.

If once we were just two
black holes, colliding

and competing in the dark
space-time continuum,

your mass and mine
distorting the path

of our planetary travels,
we're clear proof now

of a long-ago theory
of general relativity.

As we round the curve
together and watch

the starts' light bend,
listen for the signal

of a faint rippling effect.
Waves of gravity want

to pull us down to earth,
and I'm telling you,

one of us is going to get
there ahead of the other.

2016 © Maureen E. Doallas

This poem uses as its metaphor the proof of Einstein's gravitational wages theory. Read "Einstein Predicted Gravitational Wages 100 Years Ago. Here's What It Took to Prove Him Right", The Washington Post, February 12, 2016.

1 comment:

nancy marie davis said...

oh no!!!!
not the dreaded down to earth! :-)