So I heard about these scientists who discovered a new element after they threw some light at a piece of metal.
And among the sparks created was the tiniest bit of something new that flashed for just – well, not even one second — existed for half a thought.
Imagine that — existed for even less time than it would take to say its name or read aloud its chemical composition – but left a trace of itself.
And I thought that this is like you and me
and how I stepped into a piece of your light and something changed, some little unnamed speck was created and it’s been bouncing around ever since;
That the thing was born just like that – snap your fingers and it happened even quicker – that formless, wordless wrinkle of time that merged pieces of us.
And you knew all about it.
That from what had been shadow became a beam that you protected
and waited for me to find;
knew that love in its tiniest trace has an unknown half-life and a critical mass of forever.