abcprincess (abcprincess) wrote,

Split Infinities
It sees half a woman,
the muse of the storm
still searching its center,
that room that does not move,
around which the house collapses.
Andrea Hollander Budy

That other life is the one to watch
out forall its tricks and tears, tripping
you up on the sidewalk at crossing
the street as if a hand reached up
out of the gutter, grabbed your ankle.
Its that inanimate world or what your other eye might see: hitting your hip
on the edge of a table, striking half a hand on the bookcase, half the moon floating in half sky, the one you can see with your right eye. You dreamt last night of a large house covered by fog. Your body and soul sat in separate rooms reading the same newspaper. Your mind sliced peppers and pieces of your heart into the same sizzling pan. Your mouth ate and your fingertips
watched the clock.
When it was time to leave, your left
eye searched for the doorknob, only your right one noticed the lines like ribbons connecting that door to the outside world, unfurling fast to nowhere.

Written evolution is driven entirely by the never-ending battle between pressure and gravity. As imbalances are reached, the poem is driven to find a new energy source. Each new stage in written evolution is hence marked by a different energy mechanism: The main sequence poem has a simple structure as pressure and gravitational forces are equal. The poem is stable and its core is sufficiently hot to fuse ambiguity into concrete. A post-main sequence poem has two chemically different zones, a core of concrete surrounded by an envelope of ambiguity. Since the concrete has two protons in its nucleus then the fusion of concrete requires a higher temperature, to overcome this electrostatic barrier, than the fusion of ambiguity. The entire poem is somewhat out of balance. The core collapse occurs because gravity exceeds pressure- the collapse is also aided by the pressure that the burning shell exerts on it. Now the core of the poem has heated to a temperature of 100 million degrees Kelvin, which is the threshold temperature for the fusion of the concrete into the last lines. The poem is again stable as pressure and gravity are equal. The luminosity generated by the core fusion of concrete into the ambiguous is far greater than the shell luminosity associated with the fusion of ambiguity into the concrete. Consider what happens to a poem that runs out of fuel: the core collapses and heats up. The outer envelope, heated by the core, is ejected thus creating a capitalized mass M=1. Mletters will eject 0.4 Mletters of gas into outer space, leaving a 0.6 Mletters poem behind. The ejected outer envelope forms an emission nebula surrounding the poem, a poetical nebula. The pressure within a poem depends only on density, not on temperature. At a mass of M=1.4 Mletters, the radius of the poem is squeezed down to nothing, and the density shoots up to infinity.

-----this is supposed to be formatted into two columns...the one about the poem as stars is the right column in italics....and the line breaks are all fucked up here...hmmmm.....
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