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Aug 2018

the *angel* amongst us

~for Alexander, master splasher~

*flexibility is important when poetry writing in a warm tub and a long day ahead is scheduled; so willingly accept the autocorrect *

for I am both an experienced poet and bath soaker and

believer in wondrous mystery and unexpected fumbles

that lead to to miracle touchdowns

~•~

the two mathematicians examine the angle, measure the degree of difference at intersection and bless it with an identity,

calling it by its name,

perhaps obtuse, perhaps right, perhaps both

two sets of eyes examine the angle,

study its ****** expression

the old man says:

see the angle on the clock formed by the big handle on the twelve and the little hand on the eight?

this is angle of eight o’clock:

time to stop the splashing and start the get-readying

for we have miles to go before the ocean can say hello!

little angel says angle no go

and slashes the water with both

hands to establish the firmness of his views

and change Einstein’s time from present to future

the angle depends on the perspective of the viewer

the old poet comprehends leaving a warm tub is a regretful thing

but he measures the degree of difference at this

intersection

of time and bath and blesses it with an identity

“time to go”

the angle of my angel is now 2 pointed arms, pointed straight up,

at the twelve o'clock,

as he stands up in fevered protest,

my arms sweep his little legs to

a point at eight o’clock,

angel, commenting on his swift flight

disputes the grandfathers physics

"no go now,

now go later^"

though the angle is unchanged

the perspective of time and space

(and traffic),

yet differs

one sees an angle,

the angel sees time

eternally folding in on itself

that is the angle amongst us

~for Alexander, master splasher~

for I am both an experienced poet and bath soaker and

believer in wondrous mystery and unexpected fumbles

that lead to to miracle touchdowns

~•~

the two mathematicians examine the angle, measure the degree of difference at intersection and bless it with an identity,

calling it by its name,

perhaps obtuse, perhaps right, perhaps both

two sets of eyes examine the angle,

study its ****** expression

the old man says:

see the angle on the clock formed by the big handle on the twelve and the little hand on the eight?

this is angle of eight o’clock:

time to stop the splashing and start the get-readying

for we have miles to go before the ocean can say hello!

little angel says angle no go

and slashes the water with both

hands to establish the firmness of his views

and change Einstein’s time from present to future

the angle depends on the perspective of the viewer

the old poet comprehends leaving a warm tub is a regretful thing

but he measures the degree of difference at this

intersection

of time and bath and blesses it with an identity

“time to go”

the angle of my angel is now 2 pointed arms, pointed straight up,

at the twelve o'clock,

as he stands up in fevered protest,

my arms sweep his little legs to

a point at eight o’clock,

angel, commenting on his swift flight

disputes the grandfathers physics

"no go now,

now go later^"

though the angle is unchanged

the perspective of time and space

(and traffic),

yet differs

one sees an angle,

the angel sees time

eternally folding in on itself

that is the angle amongst us

^Surprising as it may be to most non-scientists and even to some scientists, Albert Einstein concluded in his later years that the past, present, and future all exist simultaneously. In 1952, in his book Relativity, in discussing Minkowski's Space World interpretation of his theory of relativity, Einstein writes:

Since there exists in this four dimensional structure [space-time] no longer any sections which represent "now" objectively, the concepts of happening and becoming are indeed not completely suspended, but yet complicated. It appears therefore more natural to think of physical reality as a four dimensional existence, instead of, as hitherto, the evolution of a three dimensional existence.

Since there exists in this four dimensional structure [space-time] no longer any sections which represent "now" objectively, the concepts of happening and becoming are indeed not completely suspended, but yet complicated. It appears therefore more natural to think of physical reality as a four dimensional existence, instead of, as hitherto, the evolution of a three dimensional existence.