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Poetry Friday: Dark Matter and Dark Energy by Alicia Ostriker

April 13th, 2018 (06:00 am)
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Current Mood: content
Current Song: Faithful by Brooke Fraser

My husband says dark matter is a reality
not just some theory invented by adolescent computers
he can prove it exists and is everywhere

forming invisible haloes around everything
and somehow because of gravity
holding everything loosely together

the way a child wants to escape its parents
and doesn't want to - what's that -
we don't know what it is but we know it is real

the way our mothers and fathers fondly
angrily followed fixed orbits around
each other like mice on a track

the way every human and every atom
rushes through space wrapped in its invisible
halo, this big shadow - that's dark dark matter

sweetheart, while the galaxies
in the wealth of their ferocious protective bubbles
stare at each other

unable to cease
proudly
receding

- Dark Matter and Dark Energy by Alicia Ostriker

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Comments

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: April 15th, 2018 01:32 pm (UTC)

That's a good enough explanation for me!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 15th, 2018 03:57 pm (UTC)

:)

Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: April 16th, 2018 02:50 pm (UTC)
dark matter

I love how your poetry selections each week give me something new to think about!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 16th, 2018 03:30 pm (UTC)
Re: dark matter

Glad to hear that! :)

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