ha’penny broadsides 3


                                                          forget the stars
                                                         in their tangled sky
                                                   coupled hotly in profusion
                                                     clouding gravity’s illusion
                                                                baryon slamdance
                                                          in a half-integral spin
                                                    on unbound confusion
                                                               with fusion

                          waves of
                    gamma brilliance
                kiss your face
              compelled to choose
             the fall from grace
              into the
                    of those
                          ebon orbs

                                                                                                                       Carrie Berry
                                                                                                                       © 1996

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