black holes 

“A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. This can happen when a star is dying.

Because no light can get out, people can’t see black holes. They are invisible.” 

this is NASA’s official explanation of a black hole. 

silence is much like a black hole. 

in a small space inside ourselves is a quiet, pulling in everything we know.

eventually this quiet collapses and leaves us nothing, 

not even the memory of a hole. 

personally, I like to think of myself as fleshy Tupperware. 

sealing in freshness. 

hoping for rebirth. 

i am leftovers 

but I am left over. 

this is the kindness of repression. 

a sort of light that has found its way out of a black hole. 

– sc 

40 thoughts on “black holes 

  1. I had heard that every galaxy has a black hole at its centre, and recently it has been observed that black holes give out huge blasts of radiation which may counteract the gravitational pull, in essence regulating itself. I like to think of a black hole as a mother keeping her family together albeit on a cosmic scale 🙂

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    1. Haha that’s a really cute way to look at it. I have seen those studies, it’s really interesting to see how it’s progressed from something we’ve feared as a destructive force to something that we acknowledge as necessary for balance in our galaxy. Lovely, really.

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  2. 100th like, ‘eyyyy (haha). Great poem — I love the transition from black holes to Tupperware (it was a pleasant surprise) — looking forward to more mesmerising poems

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  3. I do not want to be that one weirdo, but did you intend to have that lower case I included? Is there like a philosophical/poetic meaning to it?

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  4. Oh yeah, like when referring to yourself as i would mean that you have low faith in yourself- like you are the leftovers- while referring to yourself as I would be more personal. I get it now.

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      1. more like, what you try to attain in the heart of a meditation. the part that is you after all the rest fades away. I really do like this piece. it’s .. got that feeling I like, that tastes/feels like the space between the stars.

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  5. Loved this one too.. The way you related the black hole to silence, and it reminded me of something I wrote some time back. Hawking Radiation is the only ‘radiation’ that can escape from a Black Hole. But in actuality, it’s the radiation that is GIVEN OFF by the black hole. Though I expressed a different idea and story, you might like the idea:-

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