NaPoWriMo 2010 readwritepoem challenge, Day 19 – “light bulb moments”. The suggestion is actually to describe in detail one of your own lightbulb moments, perhaps humiliating and in hindsight humorous.
Decided to “take a day off” as I take a day off work (in case I needed to recuperate after my 2 mile swim celebratory swim yesterday – for the reason, see yesterday’s poem). This just blurped out – I just went with jotting down a few historical lightbulb moments – Crick’s DNA double helix, John Nash’s game theory, and of course Archimedes and Newton. Not sure what the title means, really the word just struck me as I thought of this, so I trusted my intuition, lol…
snakes will roll down roads
friends will ogle pretty girls
naked Greeks will run screaming wet
how many apples fell
on daydreaming boys
who grabbed them up and simply ate?