How can stillness move so fast
or the speed of a thing
retain its calm center?
still as a held breath,
my body flying at 800 miles per hour
and yet the surface of the coffee in my mug
shows not a ripple.
Shadows of your thoughts
darken the room even before you enter it-
pushing all light away from you
the gravitational force of your temper
sucks it in like the black holes
created in the brilliant light of an exploding star.
All this sturm and drang.
Its just space and time,
the universal quandary of quantum physics
of how to get along.