Some Advice on the Courage of Love and Atoms


Some Advice on the Courage of Love and Atoms


Splitting atoms takes courage. And acclaiming the rot of wax platitudes dripping from a 

cotton candle wick won’t improve a situation.  It’ll do as much good as picking 

up tossed beer cups at the height of a rock concert. That pounding in your head 

is probably just the universe telling you necessity breeds so much more than the 

promises of invention’s result.


Like sunshine, be content enough to be found outside of the shadows. When they 

tell us that some lost their minds, we should ask if that’s an imperative for knowing 

that any mysteries the dark side of the moon once held are now common knowledge.  

Grow yourself, and build your stadium large enough to hold one thousand horses; 

trojans if you can get them, and invite everyone. There’s gladness to be found in a hall of 


Just put the most suitable things in front of them to be reflected. The wisest will 

laugh at the proper occurrences. Swan dive into mystic waters. Enjoy the ride on the wind 

upon every single nameless thing carrying you away. Remember, one can’t touch hate, 

and sometimes love doesn’t speak; it just suffices.  


Let your mind rest once the curtain falls. Don’t let your head be filled with too big of a font

for the word “me,” because in the end, the all of you that was visible could fit inside a small urn.



 Linda Imbler


Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include five published paperbacks: Big Questions, Little Sleep, Big Questions, Little Sleep” second edition (expanded with 66 additional poems), Lost and Found, Red Is The Sunrise, and Bus Lights, Travel Sights. Soma Publishing has published her four e-book collections, The Sea’s Secret Song, Pairings, a hybrid of short fiction and poetry, and That Fifth Element, and Per Quindecim. Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at In addition to writing, she helps her husband, a Luthier, build acoustic guitars in Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A


  1. the best in brevity can take the reader by surprise. some advice caught me off guard and i am grateful. i needed the wake up call.

    1. Thank you for your comments, Simone. I also needed the wake up call. Going to work to do better following my own advice!

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