Friday, January 28, 2011

Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

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Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

There is an easier way for particles
as overweight and slow as you or I
to turn the trick. Go West, young man! How fast?
Bit faster than the Earth rotates around
its axis. The clocks will say you’ve reached your goal
before you started out. But you’ll be jetlagged,
sandbagged’s how you’ll feel. Is there an upside?
Sure! Begin your trip just after sunrise.
Then, every time you stop, face East and wait!
You’ll see Old Sol jump-start your day again.
And if you’re smart and fast enough you might
squeeze umpteen sun-ups into twenty four
short hours. But the folk just waking up
will scarce have time to see you whizzing by.
Hard work on the Equator. Further North –
Or South, from Oslo, say, or Santiago
you’d only need to saunter round the globe.
P.S. This works for sunsets too. Head East!

Lucy Westenra

Posted over on her site Lucy by Lucy
Listed as #45 over on Magpie Tales 50

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