This is a Shakespearean sonnet about scientific theories.
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.—Einstein
Equality of energy and mass
Is Einstein’s theory in summation brief.
That German, who was in a different class,
Did overcome the public’s disbelief.
But theories were not made to last all time,
For they are merely steps along the way.
We were not meant to treat them as divine,
Since present thoughts aren’t those of yesterday.
A singular approach to thinking comes
When finding truths about the world are lies.
The mind to real eternity succumbs
When we do learn that true life never dies.
Although both space and time do not exist,
Until we change our minds they will persist.
(written c. May 2018)