Out of Nothing

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 ReviewMoria Poetry JournalChronogram JournalAmpersand Literary ReviewThe Angle at St. John Fisher College, and 3:16 Journal. George’s blogs, essays and letters have appeared in USA TodayThe Wall Street JournalThe AtlanticHavana TimesSouth China Morning PostThe Buffalo News, and more. 

See all his poems on Tea House here.

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