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Between Time and Scale

by Jim Benz

I was talking with my son

the other night
about the correlation between
time and scale

imagining a perspective
holding galaxies
in the palms of our hands

or so small, dancing
with strings in a subatomic
universe

It was a nice moment
we understood one another
knew

that no one else would

08/25/2005

Posted on 08/25/2005
Copyright © 2020 Jim Benz

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Ashok Sharda on 08/25/05 at 02:07 PM

Yes, on the scale of time, but on altigether a different scale of understanding and awareness.

Posted by Rula Shin on 08/25/05 at 08:44 PM

In moments you tried to grasp the infinite link between yourselves and the universe, you grasped the timeless link between yourselves. Beautiful.

Posted by Mary Ellen Smith on 08/29/05 at 08:13 PM

One of those private, perfect, you had to be there moments...lovely.

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 09/10/05 at 09:34 PM

I love subatomic particles and that whole perspective. I explore those "pieces" of the universe in relation to whatever the hell it is I'm doing here as a human. I love this little glimpse into what seems to be an intimate moment between you and your son. Blessings.

Posted by Meghan Helmich on 07/22/08 at 01:17 PM

jim, this makes me feel strong and happy inside. there's a future here.

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