Brick, Girder, Glass, Unrestrained
No 6 in the series “The life and times of Mary”
Progress Report: January 01:
Classification: Child prodigy.
Pathway: Fast-track through the education system.
General notes: Mary’s growing fast. She’s nearly seven. She’s mastered Zeroth and the abstract densities of thought and is moving on to explore the mathematical degrees of freedom in relation to the Big Bang singularity, and determine, as the latest theories postulate, whether before that point time used to flow in two directions. Behind this accelerated learning she has a target; how to make the beginning the ending of a beginning. To accomplish this her first task is to bring the disparate points of the universe under one roof, create a structure to hold together the opposing dimensional axes.
Mary’s construction continues to grow,
His two spheres, still separate, held apart
By ion scaffolding, strong, straight, much stressed,
Are seen reaching one for the other,
Space diminishing, defying convention
And all the laws of architecture.
Still fraught He watches, Mary watches
The crowds gather to look in awe,
Many aloud wondering ‘When?’ and ‘How?’
Brick, girder, glass, unrestrained
At all hours sparks and much work.
He longs to reach out early and finish,
Call out to her – ‘Come, be mine’,
Cap his storey, top it, complete.
He waits, waiting with the crowds
Keeping vigil, their candles wavering,
From within His mighty dome seeing nothing,
Just the shape of her,
His beginning’s final reckoning.