next time, watch your step

Wormhole

Wormhole (Photo credit: PhotoGraham)

after carefully observing and being sure to leave no trace
through a twisting wormhole in space-time
a strange traveler returns from his journey to the distant past
only to find everything covered in ooze and slime

he knows that he must have accidentally changed history
but how could this have happened? he cries out in despair
for he was so very deliberate and careful
for all the time that he was there

now he sits alone checking and re-checking his instruments
in his slowly sinking time machine
wondering what could have gone wrong and never noticing
the single squashed bug caught under his boots and never seen

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  1. #1 by RKHouse on May 25, 2012 - 4:22 am

    Yes, I know this story line has been done before in science fiction. But it is just so much fun. I started with an old college poem titled the “time traveler”, but almost literally nothing is left of the original. Now, I can’t decide whether or not to toss the original and consider it posted or put it back in the “to do” stack.

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