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String Theory

Image courtesy of Eva Browning


A poem for Valentine's Day

strings make music

even heartstrings

respond to the vibrations

of the universe


mythic islands

may quicken some

corner of a foreign field

despite quiescence


but gravity's

less potent than


throughout planet earth


scientists say

I wonder what

that means for us who walk it

there's no pulling strings


bowstrings slacken

and violin

strings stretched taut across the bridge

may quiver and crack


thread gems of days

on strings of gold

love knot the bright beginning

love not strained ends but


keep fine purchase

on silken cords

lest pearls be mired underfoot

iridescence lost