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Space Time Sestina

Only 1 of us is traveling @ a constant rate of speed

Sweetheart, you said, stardust, we are only stellar matter
Left spiraling inward to create our own radiating accretion disk
Saying I love you is a forbidden nonlinear algorithm
Still you pull me toward your infinite density
& I willingly fall into your event horizon

There is no return from an event horizon
I know this, as I glide @ a constant rate of speed
Toward the heart of your infinite density
Finding pieces of myself scattered among stellar matter
The need to be loved calculated by a nonlinear algorithm
Equals even more than the radius of our ever expanding accretion disk

Our impulses acquiesce into a fervent accretion disk
The point of no return, this event horizon
Defined by the square of longing’s nonlinear algorithm
Only I am light moving @ a constant rate of speed
Spinning myself into a spiral of stellar matter
Until I am overcome by your infinite density

As I fall into your black hole, where infinite density
Lies at its heart, gravity, this left spiraling accretion disk
Of love, desire, satiation, denial & floating stellar matter
Inevitably, knowingly I rush the event horizon
My need to live with you @ a constant rate of speed
Overwhelms dissonant variables in our nonlinear logarithm

Our coefficients only aggravate the nonlinear logarithm
Yes, our fucking never failed to achieve infinite density
We orbit each other like Sun & Moon @ a constant rate of speed
Only to trip into our orgasmic accretion disk
Falling into the doom of the event horizon
We created during the fusion of our stellar matter

Returns us to our separate star dust, my stellar matter
Cannot fit into an equation for a nonlinear logarithm
Must I remain at this event horizon
Or be swallowed unwittingly by your infinite density
Just let me skate on my galactic accretion disk
If I promise to never accelerate @ a constant rate of speed

I am simply gold and star dust, stellar matter seeking to achieve infinite density of the heart
Our variables cannot solve this nonlinear logarithm’s enigmatic accretion disk of desire
Or explain the edge of love’s event horizon, we can never escape @ any constant rate of speed

Please note that a SESTINA is a poem utilizing repetition of the last words of each of the 6 lines of the 6 stanzas in a pattern and the 3 lines of the envoi also utilize the 6 words in a specific pattern. I chose to create this SESTINA with repeating scientific phrases referring to the Physics of Black Holes and Space Time ENJOY!!!!!

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I am a writer & photographer. I was lucky enough to grow up in both Puerto Rico & New York. I am obsessed with Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery in Viejo San Juan.

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