Time Travel

Here and Now

Would you come with me, adventures to see
leave our now and anywhere else, just be?
Explore other times, you and me,
forget our present, for past and future,
dance on spacetime’s fabric of history?

If we could time travel, let’s fly back in time
to watch the pyramids being built in Egypt
spend a day in Pompeii before the big blast
we’d find twenties Paris in spring and dance
around fountains in the Tuileries, hand in hand

If we could steer ourselves anywhere else
in this vast world, let’s land in Thailand
before the tourists, explore pristine beaches
or float in Venice on a gondola, no rush…
before cameras, painting our memories on canvas

We could spend an hour in the Roman senate
watch the birth of democracy with our own eyes
behold the ruins before they became ruins,
stroll down the Via Appia, aqueducts rushing
overhead, lounge in a spa, grapes being fed…

Maybe we could fly to the future ahead,
watch humanity inevitably evolve instead
get a glimpse of life beyond our now
see how Earth fairs or fails
would we want to…or not?

But, if time travel meant
I would not be with you…
I would stay exactly
where I am

here and now,
forever,
always
…us two

By Emily Clapper from POETGIRLEM

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