THE SCIENCE LESSON

 

Der Krieg ernahrt den Krieg.

Fr.Schiller, Piccolomini

 

 

 

Brief declarations

of three ministers of war

facing a crisis,

Mein Kampf,

and only one nuclear formula;

each of them

weighing a few tones

was opening

horrendous black holes.

 

How time is realtive!

 

Gravity slows down,

and all together

now barely can weigh

one pound of paper waste

reusable.

 

(An efficiency-oriented Homo sapiens sapiens

ponders on recycling this paper waste.)

 

Alas,

how time is cyclic!

 

 

Elena Malec, Bucharest 1982-California 1996