Portrait of a Black Hole
So researchers finally got a black hole
To sit for its picture.
The victim of too much science-fiction,
I imagined something like a dragon devouring universes
Or a whale scooping up solar systems
Or a quantum vortex enabling time travel
But when I saw the picture
It looked like a very large
Ring of fire.
Johnny Cash, you were right.
April 11, 2019