Her perspective simplifies your complexity with beauty
fills her mouth with wild laughter
inexplicable joy – deep pleasure –
tasted in colour ripples.
Out of the heart of a scarlet giant,
the event travels,
like the image of a lake waiting to be known,
a still pool of longing,
H & O.
Tenderly drawing attention across darkness,
2300 light years away.
Constellation Lyra, Ring Nebula ~ M57 / 0.7 kpc from earth / Apparent magnitude of 8.8
Photo: The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA)
Words: Kate Genevieve in residency in Florida Atlantic Center for the Arts