Established from a star’s fatal collapse,
Supernova with extreme gravity.
Over a million years to well elapse,
Exerting its force with depravity.
Greatly larger than the mass of the sun,
Attracting more matter through accretion.
Once created, they cannot be undone,
An ongoing galactic depletion.
Mistakenly thought to be empty space,
Afloat throughout a galaxy’s landscape.
Enormous matter packed in just one place,
Incredibly dense, light cannot escape.
Fear not, Earth’s sun a black hole will not be,
Too small in stature, scientists agree.
“The sky hides the night behind it, and shelters the people beneath from the horror that lies above.” ~ Paul Bowles