Is the universe a time machine
With awe I gaze the stars
joined by Jupiter, moon and mars,
amongst a billion flickering lights
and the Milky Way, Oh so bright!
But we are but a mode of dust
to quote Carl Sagan, as I must,
suspended in a sunbeam
going nowhere as it seems.
Distant planets I see in their past
because light travels so fast,
a million years might pass us by
for so many planets to die.
And so the fact is cast,
by observing planets in their past
distant planets might also view Earth
maybe as it was during our birth.
A distant planet could be viewing us
a thousand years ago, because
the light takes so long travel
our past they could unravel.
Therefore, the universe itself
could be a time machine, what else
that no matter where you are in space
you’ll view a past in every different place.
Copyright © Ronald D Thompson | Year Posted 2019
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