Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Radio Waves (poem)

Radio Waves

I listen to Radio New Zealand as I prepare my evening meal.
I think of life before Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, cell
phones and 24 hour infomercials.

A time when life was harder but simpler, more content.
I think of radio waves beamed from Christchurch, circling
the Earth, spreading news, music and culture not only around
the globe but into space as well, beaming towards Alpha
Centauri, spreading at the speed of light from our tiny
corner of the galaxy.

What if somehow we could catch that wave,
pass it and return to a simpler time.

Kenny A. Chaffin – 12/30/2013
(From - The Joy of Science - Poems of Science and Speculation )

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