Suppose at that instant afterward

the strong nuclear and the weak

– prone to entropy –

combined with electromagnetic force

as physicists propose


the gravitational fourth so slight it hardly mattered

though it holds us like a god in its hands


while the immanent bellows blows galaxies

spiraling languorously

farther and farther and farther apart


the long exhale of a Titan’s breath

until that cavernous lung empties



a split in time



and the Immanent Will begins a long deep inhale