North Bay, Ontario

Spacetime Continuum

(For Chris, On The Occasion Of His 23rd Birthday)
To truly comprehend space one needs to feel the weight of time; and to truly comprehend time, one needs space to move about.”
-Hippokrites

Somewhere in that vast and open country
between the father and the son
there lies a lonely border
crossing:
unguarded event at Doppler blue horizon.
.
This is the interstice
where father and son
vacuum mute
dare only nod each to the other
as they pass
at compass points.
.
Past this checkpoint in time,
both become more than before:
fellow travellers —
.
fellow travellers with different passports
.
who know why spacetime
is one word
.
who know that time travel is
not just possible
but as inevitable as graves
and gravity,
as finite but unbounded
as space
.
who know that forever after
is forever after
and the arrow of time always pierces the heart
.
who know
but do not regret
that in that space of forever after
whenever they travel together
they will share this burden of time.

Ken Stange has been a League member since the 70’s. He is the author of 7 books of poetry, fiction, and art and hundreds of periodical publications, including in scientific journals. Website: KenStange.com Editor of Nebula Netzine: KenStange.com/nebula Publisher of Two Cultures Press: Two CulturesPress.com Personal Art Gallery Site: KenStange.com/gallery

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One response to “North Bay, Ontario

  1. Such a powerful piece, locating the abstract in the particular!

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