By: Alicia Sometimes
curved space curved time expanse that hugs around mass a framework a lattice the line that leans into the bend hyperbolic trajectories elliptical orbits imprints of geodesic paths this textile weaves: time/ distance/ angle/ volume/ curvature sews them into the grid your time my time never only time we are two different plot points leaving indentation we impact everything around us
Alicia Sometimes is an Australian writer and broadcaster. She has performed her spoken word and poetry at many venues, festivals and events around the world. Her poems have been in Best Australian Science Writing, Best Australian Poems, Overland, Southerly, Meanjin, ABC TV's Sunday Arts and more. She is currently part of the Outer Sanctum podcast (ABC). She is director and co-writer of the science-poetry planetarium shows, Elemental and Particle/Wave. "First observed in 2015, gravitational waves are ripples in spacetime, traveling away from exploding stars, merging black holes and other cosmological phenomena. Physicist Stephen Hawking called them ‘a completely new way of looking at the universe.’ Many scientists worked together for many years, on the frontier of science to make this incredible discovery a reality. I liked the idea of trying to bring to life the 'fabric of spacetime' stitching it together with words."