Arecibo Observatory

William E. Gordon                                                                                                                                
thought an ear into the Earth                                                                                                                
in Puerto Rico,

a snake-infested                                                                                                                                       
limestone sinkhole planted with                                                                                                           
sixties tobacco.

We’ll catch the Rooskies napping                                                                                                         
he told the feds, and started                                                                                                                  
in on electrons                                                                                                                                          
two thousand miles up,

eventually overhearing                                                                                                                           
Mercury’s ice,                                                                                                                                            
neutron stars,                                                                                                                                            
gravity waves,                                                                                                                                           
and extragalactic chemical phenomena                                                                                              
occurring billions                                                                                                                                     
of years ago.

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