Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A

It is a strange game of will

how stars are slowly deep-fried
in a giant black pan where
oil droplets are flung
once in a billion years
to warm the frozen spaces
where life might begin.



Copyright © 2007, Kristine Ong Muslim

Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Kristine Ong Muslim's poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in many fine places. These include
Coyote Wild, Down in the Cellar, The Fifth Di, GUD Magazine, Spinning Whorl, and Tales of the Talisman.
She is a two-time winner of Sam’s Dot Publishing’s James Award for genre poetry.