by Tom Hooten

Depart my brain plus

46 billion light years

later still looking

for the edge of

what’s bigger makes

no sense


Dive inward minus

46 billion light years

cortex to quarks to

Planck’s place looking

where smaller makes

no sense


Sparks in the middle

tangled neurons

wonders all this

what am I

and where makes

no sense
TOM HOOTEN received his Master’s Degree in Physiological Psychology from Auburn University, was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force (retired), and had a second career as a Human Resources Director. He has published two scientific research papers (co-authored), a science fiction novel, Hollytime, and an essay, "The Physics of Fidget Energy." He is retired in sunny Florida where he often writes aboard his sailboat, Lone Hoot.



Post a Comment

Tell us what you think.



Passionately Ran, Compassionately Fed.

Follow by Email


Belle Rêve Literary Journal is a southern literary experience. Our mission is to capture everything that makes the South and its residents unique through the best contemporary literature we can find. We publish new works weekly.