At the Milky Way’s Heart

Strands

Athousand mysterious strands
like discarded rubber bands
snapped magnetic.
A mostly frenetic abstract
composition of palette-knife scratches
and crosshatches, but some of
these 150-lightyear strokes
crisscrossing like bicycle spokes
cluster and pair,
or the filaments file
like harp-string hair
near the glissando pull
of a galactic black heart.

*[ WSB ].