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Quick Black Hole Spin-Change

Edward Sanders

I don't like it—

two massive Black Holes
each twirling at the core of 
                      two merging galaxies

get close enough
to fuse together

then quick as a wink
just as they are melting into a New Black Hole Blob

they undergo something called a "spin-flip"

they change the axes of their spins
and the fused-together Black Hole Blob
gets its own
          quick as a cricket's foot

Don't like it at all

And then the new Black Hole Blob sometimes
bounces back and forth inside
                              its mergèd Galaxy

till it settles at the center

but sometimes a "newly" up-sized Black Hole
leaves its Galaxy
to sail out munchingly on its own
                                 into the Universal It

I don't like it

Nothing about it
in the Bhagavad Gita
the Book of Revelation
Shakespeare, Sappho, or Allen Ginsberg

From Let's Not Keep Fighting the Trojan War: New and Selected Poems 1986-2009 by Edward Sanders. Copyright © 2009 by Edward Sanders. Used by permission of Coffee House Press: www.coffeehousepress.org. All rights reserved.

From Let's Not Keep Fighting the Trojan War: New and Selected Poems 1986-2009 by Edward Sanders. Copyright © 2009 by Edward Sanders. Used by permission of Coffee House Press: www.coffeehousepress.org. All rights reserved.

Edward Sanders