A DAY IN A UNIVERSE

I don’t know when the first star exploded, or when the sun caught on fire. Ice on Jupiter, rain in Tennessee. In a desert city, I help a friend move. We carry boxes from the van to the house, then drink tea from bowls. All but 5 percent of the universe is dark matter. Some of us think we know the other 5 percent. None of us likes being very far from a toilet, however we identify it.

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