There’s interference in the signal,
but it’s still not dead yet.
Dial it in… careful. Slowly…
(Surely you remember how?)
Haven’t bothered with the radio in years…
Just been playing the same old CDs
till you half-forgot there WAS a radio!

What comes from the other end?
A clear bright tone —
you have to work to hear it —
adumbrations of a Black Hole,
as if that’s what one sounds like,
or the way they bend space
and time…

Such a narrow frequency…
do you ever think you’re imagining it?
But if you could get it perfect,
just once…
what more could you ask?
The timeless tone
if you’re ready for it.



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