Saturday, July 12, 2014

POEM: "After A Lifetime Spurning Science"

After A Lifetime Spurning Science

Maybe the penny drops a little
faster than the tar pitch drip
70 years at the one experiment
white coats, cigarettes, cameras
the viscosity has been vicious
said a scientist (name withheld)
the tension killed many of us
meanwhile comes another one
slower than ideal, slower than
the time it takes this all to fall
between two people, a lifetime
to drop that distance, how slow
it needs a moment to be formed
(the glance, the touch, the kiss)
tonight about this tar pitch.

© 2014 Rob Schackne

1 comment:

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