Heading For Imminent (Inspired by Christopher Orr’s Beyond Light)

By Nancy Somerville

 

They seem to be seeing

something we don’t.

One crouches,

the other stands with bowed head,

both tentative, reaching for the intangible,

almost being swallowed by it.

Is it in their heads

or there but invisible?

 

They’re wearing what look like duster coats;

this is work then, serious stuff,

an experiment maybe.

Theories have been tested,

calculations double-checked,

margins of error debated

but praxis has eluded.

Till now.

For how many years have they dreamed

of this day?

The object of their desire taking form,

 

that future approaching

though not quite there,

still beyond their grasp,

just, for the moment.

It’s coming yet.

1 thought on “Heading For Imminent (Inspired by Christopher Orr’s Beyond Light)

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