Thursday Poem


Light was on its way

from nothing

to nowhere.

Light was all business

Light was full speed

when it got interrupted.

Interrupted by what?

When it got tangled up

and broke

into opposite

broke into brand new things.

What kinds of things?

Drinking Cup

“Thinking of you!

Convenience Valet”

How could speed take shape?



Do you want me to start over?


The fading laser pulse

Information describing the fading laser pulse

is stored

is encoded

in the spin states

of atoms.


is balancing his checkbook

God is encrypting his account.

This is taking forever!

by Rae Armantrout

Poetry (January 2011)