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Black  Hole


I watch the alpine night

alive with stars

who collapse like us

in a warped galaxy,

inner and outer pressures

unable to hold

our shining shapes

and stabilities.

Explosive energies

blast sublime tribes

dying into black holes

as we cross borders

into a hellish heat.

Orion watches our destruction

among specks of dust

in the dark aerial desert,

while our cosmic citizenship burns

in the big fucking bang

of another war.

Alone on a mountain

I shiver under the wings

of Pegasus as new stars

are born.



[Originally published in NHS 2008, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs08/Vivian_Demuth.htm.]