While others calculated my half-life, I made full use of the other half to blossom.
There is no water in the pool, but I’m not a mermaid anymore. I’ve metamorphosed into human form, and developed a pair of legs. I can run and escape, before the half-life ends.
full and final
or still in transition
half lives count
but don’t matter in long runs
Let them calculate from one end of the spectrum. They know nothing about living on the edge.
shifting sun and shades fail to define
what I am or
could have been
Half-life (symbol t1⁄2) is the time required for a quantity to reduce to half its initial value. The term is commonly used in nuclear physics to describe how quickly unstable atoms undergo, or how long stable atoms survive, radioactive decay.