It may not be just theoretical,
heavy dark matter-crushing particles, that leave
behind no footprint or radiation, once disguised
as ancient stars that died out long ago,
now they can take down future starships.
People can carry the dark matter
in the psyches for years, the sickness
clouds the bloodstream, becomes the
welcoming ghost in their bed,
crushing them, while still alive,
as they wait for new stars to germinate,
to warm their bones once again.
To fight the matter, one must
smile in one’s liver, then in every cell
until the darkness stops.