January 25th, 2019

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Poetry Friday: The Fable in Thermodynamics by Nikita Gill

The first law in thermodynamics states this:
'energy can neither be created nor destroyed.'

Which is to say everything around us is recycled energy,
You, me, your dog, those we love and those we avoid.

Which is to say that the energy that makes us
is as ancient as the beginning of time itself.

Which is to say that our bones could have been
fragmented together from the ashes of the library of Alexandria.

Which is to say our sinews and spine were crafted from the
end of a hundred-year-old oak tree and our smiles a comet.

Which is to say our hearts could be Achilles’ spirit
when he battled Troy, bringing his enemies down with it.

Which is to say, when we feel like life is overwhelming,
we must remember that we’re just sparks of energy borrowing skin.

That no matter how much this pain feels everlasting,
this is just the temporary fabric we are in.

- The Fable in Thermodynamics by Nikita Gill

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