Newton’s 2nd Law

(for reading, click  image)
Force

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

moving straight through time,
if nothing’s pulling me aside
I’ll go this way forever
following an eternal line

infinity

if I’m moving neither straight nor true
I’ll know I’m being pulled by force
—in the short run this may not matter,
but still, as physics shows,
I will 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

 

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