‘g.u.t.’ – a poem by Alvin Kathembe with a photograph by Vera Schmittberger

‘g. u. t.’

my lover says that she’s figured out
a unified model of the cosmos.
she says that the universe,
with all its macroimplosions
and quantum fluctuations
is nothing but the
bubbling bubbling bubbling
in the great sky-mother’s womb.
what else, she asks,
could birth all this infinite everything
from kernels of infinitesimal nothing?
what else could contain such
uncontainable expansion?


Alvin Kathembe is a writer from Nairobi, Kenya. His poetry has been featured in Dust Poetry Magazine, The Short Story Foundation Journal, Poetry Potion and other publications. His short stories have been published in Omenana, Brittlepaper and Digital Bedbugs, available on Kindle. Find him on Twitter (1) Alvin Kathembe (@SofaPhilosopher) / Twitter

Vera Schmittberger is a photo artist and occupational therapist. She grew up in Germany adjacent borders with Luxembourg, Belgium and France, in an area of forests, hills and mountains.  Her photography emerges out of spontaneous journeys and collaborations with poetry. She finds inspiration in Oscar Wilde’s poem “The Pleasure that Abideth for a Moment” and is a member of a Barcelona-based international photography group whose members create photo art exploring reflective surfaces and shadowy images.

Banner Image: Untitled, a photograph by Vera Schmittberger

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