The Bright Arc before Darkness

by Christine Emmert

Finding comfort in the sweep
of invisible hands
leaving residue of silver dust.

The belly laugh of the black hole
tickled on touch.

I laugh too,
then tumble
through the maw

into silence beyond.

Copyright © 2004, Christine Emmert
Sagittarius A*

Sagittarius A*
Supermassive Black Hole

Christine Emmert is a published playwright and poet. Most recently she added film writer to her resume with the Mirage Entertainment production of Love without a Name. She lives with her husband Richard in Pennsylvania, where she ponders the heavens every starry night.

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