Black Holes and Revelations
Virgin light skimmed a newborn sky,
shards shimmered, brokered a diurnal vista,
an eternal journey fired once more,
beatific beams embarked on their celestial course.
Out into the sable of stoical space,
my soul hitched to that stream of photons,
singing in unison as we traversed a moonlit void,
a crimson planet passed by, Olympus Mons stirred.
Stars glistened, dangling from ethereal chords,
comet tails strung out in a fire of ice,
toxic clouds swirled, a red-eyed storm raged below,
outer spheres beckoned our now silent soliloquy.
Saturnian moons hid amongst rings of crystal,
Enceladus whispered to satellite sisters of new beginnings,
methane lakes rippled across Titan’s shores.
Gods looked on, metaphorical shepherds of interstellar flock.
Kuiper’s Belt shuffled its hive of rocks
as we swept by with a fleeting cosmic glance,
forever travelling towards a shared destiny,
the Milky Way now a bygone memory.
It was then that we saw an
accretion disk swirling, tendrils of redolent dust
consumed by universal gravity,
the borderland of an event horizon loomed.
As we were swallowed by the light-less beast,
time stopped, our mutual life force subsumed,
it was then that new creation was forged,
a pulsing mass of neutrons formed from ghosts.
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