light travels so fast that it doesn’t travel at all

just rewiring the hard-wired head of existing

(in an irreconcilable way)

heavy as gravity

quiet as lice

and hell

well you know

no single thing can ever happen at the exact same time as another thing


we can never get close (as relative as close is) to an atom’s heaviness

even in the wink of the most irreducibly smallest detectable particle

nor can we grasp the idea of a beyond that’s larger than all known large

shit darling

from the event horizon to the singularity of being

a silhouette of nature’s vacuum cleaner

performing a routine evacuation of everything you’ve ever known

just think of it

a projectile’s capacity for selfhood is unsustainable

if the escape velocity for happiness happens

when life’s just a neutron star dreaming of infinite density

or a 2,000-mile man falling feet first

squeezed like a toothpaste tube

whispering about the propagation of light

(the point of no return is a non-event)

my dear inertia-bound being

remember Newton never knew the value of his own constant

and of course

skew lines in more than three dimensions never meet

(even though they’re not parallel)

I’ll tell ya

geodesics on a sphere are great circles

and don’t you ever forget it

high energy means short wave length

low energy means long wave length

by the way

photons don’t tell god what to do

even in a collider’s smash of wayward particles

there are top quarks whose heaviness is always up to chance

unstable in a split-second’s decay

leaving all other masses just wishing to be completed


fuck it

embrace the universe in a single formula

if that rockets your spaceship

don’t wait on some fancy-pants boson to do it for you

because we’re just nearing light-speed’s hunch

in some long-gone neutral-lepton parlor of untapped potential space

filling always-multiplying holes with entropy’s less fashionable specter



here’s the gist of it

postulate constantly in the quantized energy of your existence

in the non-zero value of all that’s true and flummoxing yet never miraculous


we are all only the uncountable sum of what alone we are scared to quantify


Einstein was a jerk

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