According to the New York Times, astrophysicists have inferred the existence of “dark matter,” which, though transparent, seems to exert a gravitational force on celestial bodies, indicating its substantial mass.
Thus, when yesterday I suddenly
remembered an image from years ago
of a red line slowly etching its way,
straight and narrow
through deep ice, deep silence,
I felt once more the pull of darkness.
As with my brother,
who though a painter of desert light,
was pulled into a darkness
that only he could see.
that crushes galaxies