May 23rd, 2008

poetry, exceptindreams

209: A Special Theory of Relativity

"A Special Theory of Relativity"
Alan Bold

According to Einstein
There's no still center of the universe:
Everything is moving
Relative to something else.
My love, as I move myself towards you,
Measure my motion
In relation to yours

According to Einstein
The mass of a moving body
Exceeds its mass
When standing still.
My love, in moving through you
I feel my mass increase.

According to Einstein
The length of a moving body
As speed increases.
My love, after accelerating
Inside you
I spectacularly shrink.

According to Einstein
Time slows down
As we approach
The speed of light.
My love, as we approach
The speed of light
Time is standing still.