The easy part’s the answer
The resolution to the cadence, the final pose of the dancer
The hard work’s dynamic tension
build the elegant clash, the clarity in a question
World shaking shift of continental drift
Earthquaking violence from a pace so placid
The twist in dioxy-ribonucleic acid
Einstein astride a soaring light beam
Nothing’s as absolute as it seemed
The revelation comes at the speed of light
A universe of relative wrongs and rights
No more can you trust the rules you revere
Time stops, space shrinks as it all becomes clear.
by Phil Dooley, written for The Poet’s Guide to Science play.
First performed at Smiths Alternative in Canberra, August 24, 2018, as part of National Science Week.