Thinking of the Big Bang in a Time of Crisis

— Chelsea Jennings

Initial singularity: < 10-43 seconds

impossible       the seed of light you imagine

there is no vantage point
the space and what fills it expand at the same rate

but what is the universe doing all in one place
—equations close over your head like a wave

so you read time’s book backward
to inhabit the standstill

before the fundamental forces divide

and the world starts travelling toward you
picking up speed

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