2018 10 18
When he saw the apple fall from the tree
Newton thought some force pulled it to the Earth,
so he theorized force of gravity pulls
strong in proportion to mass of the object.
When he rode in the elevator down,
Einstein felt himself float up in the air,
as if force of gravity disappeared,
and left him suspended beyond the world.
When he rode the elevator up,
Einstein felt himself pressed against the floor,
as if force of gravity reappeared,
and pulled him back at the bulk of the world.
Then at that moment of epiphany
Albert realized with clear shock of surprise
gravity is not force that pulls us down,
but thrust from forward motion of the globe.
Our bodies feel pushed down against the Earth
because the Earth spins forward into space,
so forward motion of this spinning sphere
pushes us against its surface with force.
When the apple broke from limb of the tree
it did not fall down at the bulk of Earth,
rather the Earth spinning forward in space
pushed against the apple floating in space.
Gravity is forward thrust of the Earth
which spins so fast through the infinite void
that it pushes its sphere against loose objects
so we tumble with our world into time.
So when the engine spins propellers fast
I soar the airplane with Icarian wings
high into the thick gaseous atmosphere,
so high I could almost escape the world.