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First came the title...then the poem.

I was intrigued many years ago, when I heard a Christian theologian talking about the afterlife and surmising that instead of being able to move at the speed of light, we'll be able to move at the speed of thought.

There was also an episode of "STAR TREK: VOYAGER" in which Tom Paris was the first person to break the Warp 10 barrier and reach "infinite velocity," in which he was at every point in the universe simultaneously. Of course, there were dire consequences and he evolved millions of years in a few hours, as did Captain Janeway, taking the form of four-legged animals similar in shape to alligators without the menacing jaws. They mated and had offspring, which Chakotay wisely chose to leave on the alien planet's surface. Janeway and Paris returned to the ship, and the Doctor once again worked his magic and they were restored completely to their normal 24th Century human genetic structure and physical appearance.

It was sort of the opposite of the "STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION" episode in which the entire crew de-evolved, except for Data, of course. When Data informed Picard that he was de-evolving, Picard asked him, "What will be the final stage of my transformation." Data said, "Something akin to a lemur or a pygmy marmoset." Then Picard had the best line ever, in "STAR TREK." He said, "Well, before I begin swinging through the ship looking for breakfast, we'd better find some answers."


We fly away
Longing for a day
When flight is obsolete
And we can "move at the speed of thought"
To any cherished destination or long lost love

Below or above
East or West
Will just be points in space
An instantaneous race
To any hope or dream

Just think it
And you're there


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