Inspiraling, you screech: two voices raised.
While your photons dance! Flirtatiously sparkle
On bejewelled gravimetric wavefronts,
Declining successively to a single new whole,
With each wail longer, as solitary power diminishes
To a coalescence which will be caught, perhaps
When you both are gone and become a mystery
In Universal pockets, known only to infinities.
Helen Gavaghan, 8th August, 2017.
A result of my background reading for a news analysis feature appearing on 31st August in issue 3 (Jul-Sept), 2017 of Science, People & Politics about LIGO's discovery of GW170104 on 1st January, 2017. The research on which the poem and news feature are based was published in Physical Review Letters on 1st June, 2017.