Poetry – Nothing Lasts

Nothing Lasts

Nothing lasts forever

Except this solar breeze

Even that will dissipate

Within the last big freeze

I give these atoms spin

I let loose energy

Adding to the cosmic dance

Through each and every day

My atoms mingle with you

As we struggle in the storm

Upon yet another beach

Where each new universe is born

Opher 27.5.99

Nothing lasts – a poem about polyverses and eternity written in 1999.

You might get a dog for Christmas but our atoms are eternal. We heat them up with our bodies and let them loose spinning faster. They come and they go. Every three months we have replaced every cell in our bodies. But the body remains. We are like the river. The water flows through but the river looks the same.

Already I have your atoms in my body. I have everyone’s; everyone who ever lived. We exchange atoms daily with every breath.

In the cosmic dance around us the universe is running down; entropy rules, and we add to it with our activity.

But then our universe is probably one of an infinite number – the polyverses of eternity – and our atoms may yet live forever with a hint of the spin we gave them as they passed through.

I'd like to hear from you...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.