Have you ever seen a black
hole sipping starlight?
I don't know
what to tell you besides the truth
that there is something beautiful,
something loathsome in the exchange,
as if, in their siphoning, the stars shine
more brilliantly, and for their part
the black holes exhibit their bottomless
capacity to take and take and
in taking refuse to glow. Perhaps
those pitch black pits exist to coax
the stars to greater feats of radiance. Perhaps
the shadows in the sky are merely trying
to remain visible amidst so much light.