POETRY

Dark Matter Matters

A poem prompted by astrophysics and language.

Bottom left inset: The highest level of magnification revealed tiny yellow blobs, or Earth-mass dark matter haloes as they would appear in the universe today. “ Credit: J. Wang, S. Bose/CfA. Source:

when words fall short…
happens with all utterance;
they’re clumsy signs of experience —

but they happen,
a pesar de entropías
& promethean promises.

no word can grasp unknowing,
but they happen,
a pesaL de quedaLse coLtas.

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