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Colliding Singularities
(10/8/2020)


I have
been fascinated
with math

science

astronomy

since
childhood

not enough
to actually
become proficient
at any
of them

but enough
to relish
the catch
phrases

the innuendos

the convoluted
theories

the pictures
that they placed
in my mind

black holes
have always
provided
a terrifying
joy
for me

since
Cygnus X-1

the discoveries
of the types

the structures

the feeding
habits

some facts
displacing
previous “facts”

seemingly
only Einstein
with firm footing
on the subject

the thoughts
provoked
by such
findings
have keep me
distracted
for a lifetime

away
from the daily
anomalies
of Earth’s
inhabitants

societal
inconsistencies

shifting
rules

over-interpreted
regulations

endless banalities

those constructs
causing me
to doubt
my gravitational
attraction
to the humanity
about me

I look
instead
to the night
sky

the darkness
in between
the stars

for comfort

for belonging

but
then

even Albert
had his
doubts