The M87 Jet

I wish the tip of this pencil
were a black hole
sucking my desk clean
of bills and ashes
and papers overflowing
on the bib of carpet.

Good Fridays I imagine
Jesus the Black Hole
sucking every stray hair
from history's throw rug
(where Mephistopheles slept)
through God's star-vise,
an event horizon so blessed
Stephen Hawking danced.

Copyright © 2008, C. E. Chaffin

Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team

C.E. Chaffin has been referred to as “a web phenomenon” (Savoy) and “the famous Dr. Chaffin” (Pink Puddin’ Review), as well as being listed with other celebrities at the site, “Famous People Who Have Experienced Manic-Depression.” His faux fame can be sampled at or his blog, Shoe size: same as mouth.