Can someone please lucidly and non-mathematically explain Einstein's space-time curvature?

I will try although it hardly makes sense.

space-time is the forth dimension, imagined as a continued line.

as - ...

A dimension that is connected to shape dimension. length, width and height, in science x,y,z

x being vertical and y being horizontal, and z width,

now if you can imagine a straight line like above, and then from point (a) to points (b) , there was also a curved line

...........................................a

........................a.......................................a

...............a..........................................................a

........a........................................................................a

...a....................................................................................a

a

..........................................................................................b

The curve is a greater distance than the straight line

if we flattened out the curve , compared to the straight line,

line.........................................................

curve...................................................................................................

now if you imagine two rockets racing, one takes the straight course and one takes the curved path, and both rockets travel at 1000 mph, the rocket taking the straight path uses less space-time to get to B.

Hence space-time curvature.

I think this is what it means.