In the Beginning In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1 We are told by those who claim such knowledge that the universe is still expanding: Matter since creation lunges further, further into the abyss we fathom only as theory, redefining space, fragments charged by echoes of first cause altering time in swelling symmetry, invading void with power and glory, bejeweling the nightscape until (some say) nebulae turn inward again and retreat to home, colliding, collapsing into the dark vortex of their fiery origin, tightening focus, drawn into negative space, the tiny mass vanishing at the sound of a faint crunch when, again, a spark strikes the urge of a fresh heartbeat.
James Green has published four chapbooks of poetry, the most recent of which was named winner of the Charles Dickson Chapbook contest sponsored by the Georgia Poetry Society. Individual poems have appeared in literary magazines in Ireland, the UK, and the USA. Formerly a university professor and administrator, he is now retired and resides in Muncie, Indiana. You may contact him through his website at www.jamesgreenpoetry.com.