Poem: Introduction to Discovery

 

You touched me

You touched me  the way

I wanted you to

The way I wished you would

You read my mind,

—And you touched me

 

Your fingers moved along the ridges

of my galaxy in search of the ignition:

old crate of dynamite

hidden in the shed

sweats with glycerin

delicate to movement

so my love is for you

 

Drop that box, start a bang,

kick start a star to life!

 

Use all fingers to read me

as a mystery novel

written in Braille,

every bump, knob and dip

a conjunction closer to knowing

the riddle of Eve

 

Hubble_view_of_barred_spiral_galaxy_Messier_83
This new Hubble image shows the scatterings of bright stars and thick dust that make up spiral galaxy Messier 83, otherwise known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy. One of the largest and closest barred spirals to us, this galaxy is dramatic and mysterious; it has hosted a large number of supernova explosions, and appears to have a double nucleus lurking at its core.

 

 

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Shannon Laws

Shannon P. Laws lives in the Pacific Northwest. She is a published poet, currently working on a series of short stories. For seven years she produced award-winning community radio programs that promoted the PNW music/art community. Shannon's other interests include operating her voice-over company, Chickadee Productions.

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