Martin H. Levinson
I write poetry because it helps me make sense of the world around and inside me. It piques my interest in the past and prods me to think more about the present and the future. I find the act of writing poetry joyful and self-reinforcing, even when the content of my poems is about sad or traumatic events. Please visit my website: martinlevinson.com.
The formula E=mc²
basically states if you can convert a
small amount of matter completely it
will yield a huge amount of energy.
Well I’m no Einstein but I know doing
anything completely is pretty damn hard,
unless it’s completely forgetting where you
put your car keys. I do a pretty good job at
that. As for producing huge amounts of
energy, go to a Knicks game, watch those
suckers play. Jeering from the crowd could
power a hydroelectric plant. Or ask my wife
are you ready yet. Vitriol that will spew from
her ruby red lips could easily run a nuclear sub
for a couple of years. Then there’s the speed of
light, the c in the equation. If you could journey
at 186,000 miles per second you’d just wind up
watching more TV in the hotel when you got
there. Scientists shouldn’t worry so much about
changing mass, moving fast.
Better we should all just slow down,
read a good book, see a good movie,
have a good meal and
be good to each other.
© 2017 Martin H. Levinson
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