Black Hole by Dean Schreck

Black Hole
Dean Schreck

First published in Space and Time Issue #71
Winter 1987

Black hole,
relinquish your secrets—
are you nothing,
                or are you something more?

Do you sit on the edge
                of time and space
like madness behind the door;
as from your ominous keep
                the Sirens of Circe sing,
and the flowers of being weep
for some future brave Ulysses
                who steers well near your shore—
to be swallowed in oblivion,
a wormhole of dark delirium?

Black hole,
                relinquish your secrets–
does madness prowl behind your door?
Are you nothing,
or are you something more?


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