T (no first name) Wignesan


Parsing Time - Poem by T (no first name) Wignesan

Along the slope he leant
with his caved-in shoulders
not standing on end
one foot upturned
the other curled
a shrivelled cucumber sole

Which way did the past go
past the point where the wind turned tail
behind the shadow of curling light
or the precession of Mercury

If you see your tail swish
before any hint of thought could wish
How do you know if it did
If you didn’t see it topple the intent’s lid

Many the whisper of a word
will come calling in untrod chasms
by the waylaid tongue
Whose the nameless parole
the lexicographers culled
for want of another word
or two

If time travels in an unflat trapezoid
Which way will it be going first
Your way
My way
Or that away

Time is not Time
If it didn’t travel

Time then is unrealizable motion
What doesn’t move of its volition is dead

Time masters all life

If you kill every being on earth
Destroy every trace of every particle
On earth as on every other sphere
In this universe
or heavy dark matter
Likewise on every parallel universe

Time will go berserk
Running trapezoid wild
in every direction
for it’ll have nothing to relate to
Yet it’ll be the solitary inhabitant of the Void
Calling out to itself to void the Will
For it’d have had a past
A body to call its own
And you cannot kill a body
Which does not exist in Time

© T. Wignesan – Paris,2012


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 15, 2014



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