The Fallen

Galileo showed that the acceleration
of any mass is not a factor of its weight.
We all fall at the same speed.
The landing distinguishes us.

Some land on their feet.
Some have feet of clay.
Some are always falling.

Those of us who are in a fallen world
fall eternally.
We fall in unison with it,
never sensing the fall.

We live the same equation.
When one of us falls
the other never notices.
When one of us tells lies
(like I always do)
the other adds a truth
(like I always do).
The sum of this is negligible.

We abide here
and nowhere touching nothing.
Especially not one and other.
This arm’s length between us is the only way we know.