photoart: ralph murre
The Speed Limit of the Universe
by David Clowers
The speed limit of the universe
is supposed to be the speed of light—
and I guess it is if you want to know
how fast a photon can travel—
but what about information
in the universe?
How fast does that go?
Let me tell you a story:
My love was in
I called to say I was on my way,
and wished I was already there,
not half a continent, plus an Ocean, away.
You are here, she began,
as I felt something slide
over my shirt,
on top of my heart—
I even looked down to see—
then she said,
and I’m in your pocket, Luv!
~ previously published in
Shedding My Three Piece Birthday Suit (Birchwinds Press)