Monday, November 14, 2005

Reversal (first draft)

Suddenly the universe starts
contracting. Because distance
equals speed times time,
the clocks slow down.
Soon the long hand
is spinning backwards
and cars roll boot-first
up the hill. The video
is trapped on rewind.
Hot-air balloons crash
into molehills. Women
minutes from labour feel
a tightness in the womb
and a shrinkage that
becomes heavier to bear
the longer time goes on.

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