I See the Night Sky

I see the night sky, terrible and dark,

Inky vastness, sable tapestry, expansive void,

Shot through with points of light,

Faint and weak and flickering.

 

Menacing, it looms so far above,

A testimony to entropy,

A monument to loss.

A hungering maw swallowing all,

Joy and pain and pleasure and sorrow

Life and death and memory and love.

 

I see the night sky

And feel myself so insignificant and small,

Feel the weight of outer darkness hovering,

Leering as it threatens to consume all.

Will I forget?  Will others forget me?

Will that void creep and nip and gnaw,

Whittling away all I am, every last memory?

Memory is all we are

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