25 January 2006 | Vol. 5, No. 4
gravitino: Did I know her?
white dwarfs: boxes under the stairs
dragons: monopoles, domain walls, …banished
axion: I hear footsteps behind me
accordions: north basement door to garage
neutrinos: the usual Higgs "spontaneous symmetry breaking" mechanism
topological relics: tools were lined up neatly on the pegboard on the north wall
right-handed v: my goldfish lies on top of the water
primordial BH: Had I fed her?
forest line: thoughts make up 67% of body weight, six supercooled dimensions
photino: every thought adds an ounce
skull: halo to contain what happens
horizon: homogeneity, isotropy, uniform T
structure: small fluctuations evolve into galaxies, clusters, voids
open door: Dawn Cave found dead in Beacon Falls
massive BH: her head smashed in with a rock, my age
shadow matter: Did I know her?
technibaryon: the interiors of the bubbles are empty; collisions fill the universe with energy
pseudo Higgs: sleep with the door open, keep moving, hide
massive compact halo objects: Soon my grandfather will arrive through the west door
stellar BH: Someone tall walks through the north door: Who is it?
primer: support pole to hide behind
zino: Matter tells space how to curve; curved space tells matter how to move
neutron stars: open things: jars, toothpaste, drawers
SUSY LSP neutralino: If I close them, someone will come
glass: one day
majorons: a six-foot fluorescent bulb fell on my head
decaying: for the next six days I pulled bits of glass out of my head
non-topological solitons: Spinning down the stairs, I lost my string
brown dwarfs: The nearly flat part of potential must be followed by a very steep minimum
jupiters: no velocity dispersion with respect to the Hubble flow
selectron: Did her redshift define her outside of the halo? Did I know her?
About the author:
Bruce Covey is Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University and author of three collections of poetry--The Greek Gods as Telephone Wires, and the forthcoming Ten Pins, Ten Frames (Winter 2006), and Glass Is Really a Liquid (Winter 2007)--all from Front Room Publishers. His recent work also appears or is forthcoming in 26, Bombay Gin, Jacket, Explosive Magazine, Pool, CrossConnect, No Tell Motel, The Hat, 88, Boog City, Traverse, Cranky, GutCult, MiPoesias, La Petite Zine, Shampoo, and other journals. He is editor of the web-based poetry magazine Coconut.
On the selections from Reveal Bruce comments, "I created the various parts of Reveal, now a book-length sequence, using the 'I'm Feeling Lucky' feature of Google. A search on each line's keyword revealed a website, and I used different methodologies for each poem to select the corresponding 'found text.'"