Today’s poem is brought to you courtesy of this futurism article. The short version, we’ve always thought that the universe has 4 fundamental forces that basically bind everything together: gravity, electromagnetism, and both strong and weak nuclear force. Now some scientists believe they may have discovered a fifth, one that more fully explains dark matter and deepens our understanding of how the universe really works. Pretty neat stuff!
Confession. I hate yesterday’s poem. I’m sure I’m not alone as a poet who occasionally produces something he or she is unhappy with. I kept waiting for inspiration to strike me with something better and it never came. Lesson learned: push forward anyway. Momentum is more important than perfection. I’m beginning to suspect that I’m a rather dense student because this lesson seems somewhat familiar by this point.
In that spirit of moving forward, here are the poems for both 162 and 163.
I wanted to write about prosperity and this is what came out…
I was contemplating the nature of control this morning and realized that I have several personal hangups surrounding it that I need to work on. One of which is the struggle with the idea that I am not the author of my own life, but rather the protagonist in my own story. It’s an interesting reframing that’s given me much to think on and at the same time is more than a little freeing.