A Fact on Time

I know a fact on Time,
but not if it will last:

if we could build a time machine
that equalled light speed,

we could only go back
to resolve the past,

not into the future,
for that has not yet happened.

That was where I was at
back when I was ten.

The science man came
to talk to us at school.

Though I was a poet,
was a poet even then,

I liked the science man,
I thought that he was cool.

From dinosaurs to lightspeed
he showed us the way,

from fossils to the future,
we were instructed,

and everyone paid
special attention that day,

that day that is a fossil
where our futures were constructed.

John F B Tucker
If you have any thoughts on this poem, John F B Tucker would be pleased to hear them.