by Craig Cortright

Photons flash at ultimate speed--
Contempt for Special Relativity--
“Ridiculous,” Stephen Hawking cries
As wormholes twist a space-time lie.
Faster-than-light signals race into the past--
Words spoken before are heard at last.
But Einstein says “You can’t travel that fast.”
Mirkowski taught him the space-time math.
But if massless a particle the photon be
Is it also a slave to special relativity?
If the tachyon’s mass we cannot see
Then maybe it can’t become infinity.