it enter the magnetic field
of a markedly static self, which
(for want of
a better word)
I call Veronica.
Aha! This time collision appears inevitable.
circles her for five or six weeks
gauging her position with reference to other
and the size of her abyss with reference to its own.
it starts to travel inward in a spiral accelerating rapidly until
out! Wham! It's struck her! They're together!
No they're not.
at the last moment.
They merely grazed each other and now her negative
been switched into positive repulsion
and our self is hurtling into the void
you see what happened at the moment of contact?
Most of the eyes opened for
an instant and look!
The place where they touched has split into a mouth.
we listen carefully perhaps we will hear
the shrill whistle of escaping words.