Treasure Island

douglas scotney

(boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Big Suck Theory


The big forces come from outside.

There is a universe-encompassing universe
In which our particular one,
Which we can only think beyond,
Arose from an outside-engendered suck
That is still going on.*

It is drawing new things
From beyond the rim,
Becoming larger as it does it,
And the gravity of new things' attraction
Is driving what's further inside apart,
Faster toward the edge,
Slower toward the heart.**

*Our particular universe is a big black hole.
** Us near the start of that hole.

Submitted: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 29, 2013

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  • Diane Hine (6/18/2013 6:28:00 AM)

    In that case, later on (much later on) , we'd better jump into a black hole before it evaporates away. (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (6/17/2013 7:20:00 AM)

    There's a vacuum without
    A smile draws you in
    Confidence man at the door
    To be expelled as repugnant
    Sucked and disintegrated
    Into molecular components
    Across the event horizon
    Welcome to the center of the galaxy. (Report) Reply

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