"The state of the universe, physicists say, is a cosmological
relic—a glass ark with hammered-gold seams, pip trapped inside, god’s
knucklebone, nanosecond high-energy outward burst—kaboom!—
and space fills up with proto-stars . . . ."
— "A Natural History of Light," a poem by Marsha de la O,
The New Yorker , issue of December 12, 2016