2005/07/10

Asimov's Exert

I did not write this. It is a poem by Sandra Lindow printed in Asimov's Science Fiction, August 2005.

AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE ALPHABET

contains letters with sounds
you have never heard
and will not. Each
is the antimatter opposite
of the sounds we read and hear.

If "a" and "anti-a"
were to come together
each would be extinguished
in a tiny yawn at the edge
of conciousness.

Whole sentences would
swallow each other
in a nearly inaudible whirr
like that of the white noise generators
people buy for their bedrooms.

And if this poem
were to meet its anti-poem
in the interstice between universes,
the silence of their embrace
would be deafening.

~Sandra Lindow

1 Comments:

Blogger Sean said...

That rocks my world.

7/10/2005 10:26 PM  

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