earth is still distorted by pollution like a piece
of paper folded into an origami globe,
its faces and edges blurred with rubbing
here in an ever-shrinking space,
it’s hard to remember how primroses and daffodils
turn their faces to April sunshine
air and water are clearer now,
canals and rivers abound with fish and dolphins,
hopeful reminders orbiting earth
but we mustn’t forget the invisible enemy
invading our space, folding papery lungs
until there’s nothing left to breathe
Kim M. Russell, 5th April 2020
Today’s Play It Again takes us back to April 5, 2017 and ‘Physics with Björn’, who took us on an exploration of space time and the special theory of relativity. He challenged us to write about space time, exploring concurrent events or the problem of meeting in the fourth dimension of space-time.
I’m merging this prompt with Kerry’s Skylover Wordlist, sourced from Dylan Thomas’s poetry collection Deaths and Entrances, from which the fifth word is ‘paper’. I returned to the poem I wrote for the prompt the first time around and tried to re-write it from a different, contemporary space.