Time’s passage changes with velocity
and near a strong gravitational field.
Mass and speed show full reciprocity —
their equivalence now clearly revealed.
If we accept that the Big Bang occurred,
and matter was once infinitely dense,
this measure alone would prove it absurd
for time to pass. It just would not make sense.
Expansion happening at speed of light
again would have slowed time down to a halt,
and, if inflation’s real, then time just might
have gone into reverse, drawn by default.
Stretched on bowstring tied by Gordian knot,
We’re still not sure how time’s arrow was shot.