DARK ENERGY ILLUSION
If you travel at near the speed of light,
the Universe before you seems to shrink,
but as you slow down, then what you see might
appear to expand, so that’s what you’d think.
And if this actually is the case –
that what we see is truly expanding –
as we view its rate from sluggish Earth base,
it appears much faster notwithstanding.
We judge this to be acceleration,
as relative to our much-decreased speed
as well as our Earth’s own gravitation.
The two are equivalent we concede.
The farther we focus into the rift,
the more the light seems to stretch and red shift.