Ashes, Atoms and Nothing More

 for Philip Larkin

Soundless dark of wakeful night

panic thrills the heart

and chokes the mind

with dread of dying

of lying dead –

white marble stone dead –

passed

beyond self

to nothingness

and nowhere.

Just energy burst free,

blowback

to the godless Universe

body to ashes

atoms,

and nothing more.

Astronomy-young-stars Small Magallanic Cloud

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August 5, 2014 · 12:44 am

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