A few thoughts on the subject of gravity (a poem)

Starting with a chance line heard while watching a TV show…

Gravity is not restricted to planets and suns
that may explain a lot of things
if not the motivations behind them

I don’t have a strong sense of my own pull
I tend to doubt most of what I attract
until it breaks free and pulls away

All the while I’m drawn back to my past
in its new guise as the future I should have had
had I given in to the attraction back then

One could say gravity always gives us another chance
to lessen our resistance and stop fighting
bringing us back to earth every time we leap too far

(7 March 2015)