between the sirens and creaking keels,
pines in sunshine and the crescent moon
jagged by clouds

before words, before thought there’s
something, while mind follows
the after-glow of a collision
130-million years ago
which Thursday perturbed
a hair’s breadth
of an electron’s

Image:  LIGO representation of inspiralling neutron stars, courtesy of LIGO, Caltech. Written for dverse where Grace is hosting and asks us to use ‘creak’ in our quadrilles And here’s that chirp (right at the end).

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