Elasticity



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It is not a quantitative matter

It is but a construct of the mind

Like children pulling on salt-water taffy

Life rebels against rigid time

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Feeling like forever, the little moments

Like an expectant drip of honey from the comb

Can stop time in its stalwart passing

Defying what science decrees is known

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These timeless tricks played on us

Like the stretch of cool breeze on summer’s day

The magical moments of interlude

Found in the minutes that never decay

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Like a sailor’s long stare to the horizon blue

Like the stranded moments waiting for that call

Like an elongated silence before the needle drops

Like a lover’s kiss and sweet lips that stall

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Like the hold of dusk as day drags to night

Like a scent that freezes a faint memory

Like seconds pooled and sparkling clear

Like a lingering now that never leaves

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Spare me your physics of space and time

Some arbitrary counting of passing days

I have seen moments stretch into millennia

Regardless of what the science says

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And what is even lesser known

A truth that is much more sound

Within these timeless moments given

The best times of our lives are found

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Comments
10 Responses to “Elasticity”
  1. “Spare me your physics of space and time
    Some arbitrary counting of passing days
    I have seen moments stretch into millennia
    Regardless of what the science says.”

    These thoughts, these words are so, so true, I agree one hundred percent though I am a lover of science and respectful of science, almost all the time, but not one hundred percent of the time. Science itself is a way of opening up to different possibilities, of conjuring un-imagined things…Brilliant my friend and a lovely read.
    All the best,
    F.

  2. Brad, this is a fantastic piece. The duality of time
    “Like children pulling on salt-water taffy
    Life rebels against rigid time”
    Wow!
    Bravo. Sending plenty of love.

  3. kristianw84 says:

    Mmmmmm……. salt water taffy. 😉 Love this one, dearest Brad! What you have described are those magic moments, and I’ve always thought magic is just science we haven’t proved. Exquisite!

  4. SRIKANTH says:

    Excellent poem Brad ! Vivid imagination 👍🤝

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