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pectral prismic from the cataclysmic:
the blast emits more energy in an instant
than the lifetime sun will shed in eons—
remnants strewn like underwater fireworks.

Imploding explosion: a collapsing core
and expanding element shells burning
as levels of hell in a devilish star,
until an iron wall refuses to fall.
Then a shockwave rolls from the fiery heart.

Left is a foundry for cosmic objects
in the fairy glow of periodic oddment.

*[ WSB ].