practical visual metaphors
in bright colors
(if not
as saturated, brighter than those that conclude Space Odyssey 2001)
dictate proceedings

talk-show host Colbert (a
razor-sharp satirist) and
maestro magic physicist and
cosmologist Professor Greene
are here to
humour us with the
Universe, spectacularly confer

bring to the centre, put
in our language

the ways of these stars whose
atom-splitting temperatures
did create us

made and
perhaps just as
cleverly, easily, can take away