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Notes on the Enclosure of Beams
A future character of ownership maps it.
I am squaring iron dunes
assuming each side of the solar aquarium.

Blurs a different tradition figures bend.
The translucent border mostly invented the cell and veil.
That the cell brushed away its veil. The veil looked longingly
at the winged arrow. The arrow, a blurry wing, shook its
optic cells from its claws.

Exits got larger and larger
because the world, to endure exactly down the center.

Causal, an escape from gravity.
Causal, your perfect tunnel.
Circling in the splinterhole sky.

It was majestic sweetening
the properties a little:
banishing below scenes,

multipliers of the mouth to mouth.
Darwin centers of the brain play reenactments,
a comedy gearshift

accidental myself among them a head of eyes:
wiring whose mission prevents
prevalent laws from advancing,

rejecting all context for the space
of appearance—absent, unaccounted for, a flourishing.

Amy Catanzano publishes poetry, fiction, and multimodal poetic theory on the intersections of poetry and science. An associate professor of English and the poet-in-residence at Wake Forest University, she collaborates with scientists and visits scientific research centers for her projects. These have included CERN, where she was a research artist with the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, where she was the inaugural poet-in-residence. She is the author of exhibited digital poetry; poems and essay-poems on poetry and physics published in venues such as CounterText: A Journal of the Post-LiteraryCrisis and CritiqueJacket2New American Writing, and Physics Magazine; and three books, including Multiversal (Fordham University Press), recipient of the PEN USA Literary Award in Poetry.