All you see is what was,
Lungs inhaling, people slipping
past a line.
Space collapsing on itself;
time churning, slipping, sulking.
on a face it’s seen before, or a trillion of them
Only to leave them,
Or what’s called darkness,
death, or a dead end. The abyss.
A dark point; or a point within itself.
A point not going anywhere,
Lying still in the middle of space.
A point trapped within itself, frozen,
suspended, sucked of all its time.
A point alive only when it’s named, but at no other time. No other point in time.
What’s the point
Getting larger and larger into emptiness.
Universe unfurling into a big empty nothing.
All forms of life fading, disintegrating from light, proceeding into the darkness
Fragmenting into space
Just space, taking space, creating space,
Lying on the ruins of a billion other dead ends just like it.
Nearly obliterated like them.
Nearly breathless, though still heaving.
still funneling consciousness into this
percolating information into this
transmitting noise into
Pointlessness until here. Endless roads. Until now.
Breaking ground. Broken.
A howl throttling from eons away
The cells of a million dead bodies,
Spiraling through the blood of these hands,
Flourishing in these
A broken nation. Long lost tribe(s).
An ancient wisdom, still here with you:
How tomorrow we rise again.
Look up from the deep, the static
All of time and space,
They’re still ours.