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Dancer I

The most common case of an event horizon is that surrounding a black hole. Light emitted from beyond the horizon can never reach the outside observer.

The edge of the curtain
its slow and heavy velvet
her event horizon. She
ignites, passing
from the cave of the wing
to the stage, merciless,
wielding your gaze
in strokes of anger,
longing or confusion
her wrists, the long tendons
of her neck, her heels
shot with electricity
and salt. In front of you
she loses time, she becomes it.
Watching, you endlessly
create her out of darkness.
You cannot be contained,
she cannot be measured.


Posted 04/24/20
First published June 2013, Tupelo Press 30/30 Project
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