No There There?
“Scientists announced … that they were perhaps one step closer to understanding why the universe contains something rather than nothing.”
—The New York Times
Before we peered with Hubble eyes
immensely deep into the skies
perhaps we never even thought
that nothing might have been our lot.
The something that we always saw
inspired investigative awe,
and data now are pointing to
the facts that led to me and you.
Yet certain contradictions glare,
especially in the White House, where
a vast, mysterious void exists
that puzzles even scientists.