Planck Time

Planck Time, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB/META and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

I have to laugh
When someone utters
That old cliche’
“They lived a long life”

Oh don’t get me wrong
No intent on being callous
I know they will be missed
But we are merely Planck time

“Blip” the layperson knows
And in an ethereal way
They can say all day
We are in some way

A centenarian can account
The news of their day
Countless headlines
Most don’t live to see

They’ve gone
From silent to sound
From black and white to color
But it is still Planck time to me

They’ve seen the market crash
Of 29, the invasion of Poland
The surrender of Japan
The DMZ makes Ill of me

They saw the Walkman
The fall of the wall
The rise of the internet
One and for all

The planes became bombs
“The Help” of madmen’s wives
The rise of the selfie
It’s all mere Planck time to me.


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