in the beginning


there are no details

what was

was vast   was black


not the black of night   


the black of the infinite


without boundary   


dimension   direction   time


without hold or purchase

beyond all else

it was empty   pure nothingness




nothing approaches the terror 

when   in dream 

i fall into   return to   the void








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Written on 2021-09-04 at 02:37

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one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
Meta, I decided to revise the conceit a bit, in fact a lot. The ending bothered me from the beginning. It took a while to figure it out.

MetaPoetics The PoetBay support member heart!
You start the poem with a pre-big-bang like emptiness and end it with a somewhat grotesque image of returning into the womb -- very captivating throughout!

Look forward to reading more of your works. Missed PoetBay so much, but glad to be back!