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The Third Law of Thermodynamics
(for Cara)


by Gerard Donnelly Smith


Prose Poem



(Swans - November 5, 2007)  

My heart, like a pure, prefect crystal retains nothing of lust, no wanting, no envy or avarice, no loneliness to cause random distributions of desire. Like water frozen into a flawless sphere, this self melts only under the pressure of your touch. Stillness at the center of being: my soul's vibrations the only movement. Your fingers alone on the strings create the exaltation. If time should reverse itself, undoing the harmony, forcing cacophony and discord, still a single note will zero into the chaos, a single note like a universal constant, a single word expressed at that moment of bliss, when you caused the clocks to stop, caused time to unwind in the symphony of your embrace.


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