By Sarah M. Sala

You wanna talk BANG? Hydrogen was there at 0:00 hours in the coke-colored velodrome of dark matter. Gasses checking gasses ad infinitum— chartreuse flare then a deafening birth: ions of cosmos cartwheeling pink red yellow green purple blue black in the sphere of night. First I was a star, then a stain of water, then a kindergartner.


Directed by Matthew Thompson.

“Hydrogen” appears in Devil’s Lake (Tolsun Books, 2020).