“I don’t think it works like that…” – A Poem by Rowe Williams

They say it's always five o'clock 
somewhere. 
But generally by somewhere, they still mean 
on Earth. 

I think we should take a more 
interplanetary view. 
Perhaps if we consider enough planets, 
it can be whenever we want. 

I will fly to Mars on Tuesday 
and enjoy the weekend there. 

Then I can call my mother on 
Alpha Centauri Tertius 
to find she is giving me birth. 

Meanwhile, we learn the Kaiser is plotting 
to conquer France via neutral 
Belgian space from a few stars away. 

Pilgrims travel across the galaxy 
to see the Christ 
in Holy Crucifixion, but become 
too impatient to wait for the empty tomb. 

As people travel further out, 
further back, 
they find where the universe 
is being born. 

A tourist takes a picture, forgetting 
to turn off the flash, 
and the photons enter the womb, 
and the universe is never the same.

6 thoughts on ““I don’t think it works like that…” – A Poem by Rowe Williams

  1. This poem is so cool

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    1. verifiablyhuman May 6, 2019 — 8:26 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it. I enjoyed your poem “White Room”. It was pleasantly surreal, and made me think about how sometimes we don’t fit expectations of us, and we don’t really have to.

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      1. Thank you! I missed the notification showing you liked it. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  2. Love this! It seems like something that could so easily happen! 😀

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    1. verifiablyhuman May 7, 2019 — 9:52 pm

      Thanks. I had a good time writing it. I enjoyed what you wrote in “It’s Not That”. I found it very expressive and relatable.

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      1. My pleasure! And thank you so much! It makes me so happy to hear that ^ ^ ❤

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