The Prospero Institute of Disquieted P/o/e/t/i/c/s
and the Osage Arts Community, and is an editor
and designer at Spartan Books. His latest collection
of poems is Are You Sure Kerouac Done It This Way!?
(co-authored with John Dorsey, and Victor Clevenger,
OAC Books, 2021).
Just a few scattered stars,
here and there, though I suppose
the stars are always there,
night or day, as well as always
rushing away from us (and each other),
they say, towards some ever-receding
frontier or event horizon-like moment
of maximum elasticity when the whole
thing has spread out about as far
as it can to one uniform temperature
and consistency and slowly begins to
contract and reverse-engineer itself back
into a condensed and combustible state
that’s ready for another big bang.