perpetual motion

Snapshots of happy moments

gathered like pearls

Hearts and minds

craving perfect pictures

while all that is clouded and changing

re-balances perpetually

like Einstein’s bicycle in motion.

consciousness blooms

equanimity dissolves

pleasure fades to dis-ease

each moment a potential medicine

to cure what came before


©️2018 Ontheland

In response to dVerse Poetics Tuesday—Medicine, I spun out these thoughts. The reference to Einstein’s bicycle comes from a quote posted by Kim in her Monday quadrille prompt:

Albert Einstein said: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

24 thoughts on “perpetual motion

  1. Sometimes when the noise of the inner or outer world become too noisy and puts one off balance, creating dis-ease, one forgets that each moment has the potential to alter the cycle and calm the sea within. Love this piece, Janice. ❤

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  2. I like how you discuss the ever-changing readjustments we make with the allusion to Einstein’s bicycle. And the wordplay of “dis-ease” with the lines before and then the medicine. The last two lines are thought-provoking.

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