Newton’s 2nd Law

(for reading, click  image)
Force

three things: the future’s unknown,
I’ll never know what it meant till it’s past,
neither its force nor mass, nor the speed
with which its die is cast 

moving straight ahead in time,
if nothing’s pulling me aside
I’ll move this way forever
in an
infinite line
infinity
if I’m moving neither straight nor true
I’ll know I’m being dragged by force
—in the short run this may not matter,
but still, as math & human nature shows,
I will (especially if a fool)
move faster

If I swerve from true toward something
I’m now chasing after
which may or not become disaster
I’ll never know till what comes after

Jim Culleny
8/8/16