My love for you is gravitationally balanced
but unstable. A system of huge swirling
whirlpools endlessly recycled
as repulsive forces that expand with constant
acceleration, like starlight created from radiation
My love for you is finite and ambiguous
Unbounded and forever, decreasing with time,
as the universe evolves, it weakens. Simplest
of all known universes, my heart for you pounds
with the pulse of a primeval atom
Endless and beginningless. Perpetual and relentless
Aspherical cloud of particles. Elaborate and unconvincing.
The outer chaos can not be trapped with a solid dome of reason
and necessity, the same hidden face, always turned on its axis
revolving about a stationary Earth.
George Cassidy Payne is a poet from Rochester, NY. His work has been included in such publications as the Hazmat Review, Moria Poetry Journal, Chronogram Journal, Ampersand Literary Review, The Angle at St. John Fisher College, and 3:16 Journal. George’s blogs, essays and letters have appeared in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Havana Times, South China Morning Post, The Buffalo News, and more.
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