Wednesday, April 24, 2013

30 poems in 30 days: 24

Black Hole

I wonder if a
body's molecules
take on weight as it
ages, infinitesimally
accreting memory's
dust, unspent
emotions, paths
untaken, chores
left undone,

and if this process
accelerates after
a body passes
the middle of its
lifespan, drawing
energy inward,
sucking whatever
passes close
into its dense

increasing in
gravity, becoming
a rapacious mouth
in space as it
begins the long
slow slide into

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