what did Edward Hubble really see?

 

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what did Edward Hubble really see?

It is from the shift to red that
we know that
everything is further apart than
it was yesterday.

That’s the thing about light.
By the time you see it, the moment it reflects and refracts
had already happened. Its gone.
What has replaced it since?

All you can see are memories, traces,
and you live each moment trying to reconstruct the past.
Vision is haunted.
And the memories reverbertaing in your head . . .
those are just traces of traces.

What was it that happened?

Earlier, the sun faded through these same reds,
light bent over the horizon
as this day rolled slowly towards another.

Until that other another . . .
what until then?

Turn off the lights. Perhaps in the dark,
enwrapped in the lover’s touch
the distance is a bit less.

But then there is the dawn. . .

It is from the shift to red that
we know that
everything is further apart than
it was yesterday.

2012

“What did Edward Hubble really see?” by Robert Mahaney is licensed under a Creative Commons License

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