Thursday, December 8, 2016

Rob Schackne #188 - "Elbows off the table"

NGC 4696 (pictured) boasts beautiful bands of writhing filaments that curl out from the galaxy's body. These bands are formed from dust and ionised hydrogen. Researchers suggest that these features are driven by the supermassive black hole at the galaxy's core 

Elbows off the table
black hole eating a galaxy
wipe your mouth

no new stars forming
the galaxy is starving
eat your vegetables

the cat’s not hungry
you’re not leaving the table
black hole seeds merging


  1. Love the stark juxtapositions in each of the stanzas.

    1. (Of course, this great event took place eons ago. The NASA space photo was just published. Knowledge come a bit late - still, it's like certain memories and a poem, I suppose.)


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