Everywhere it is cold and still.
The final frontier is the only thing,
but there is only darkness to explore.
Things could not be moving faster and
further away from eachother, drawn away
Galaxies brighten the abyss
as their supernovae shrink into stars
that dilute into multicolored nebulae.
The stage is set.
Untold numbers of solar systems host
civilizations that come to life at the height of their
technological and cultural advancement
One among many imagines
a series of flashing moments and laments
that they are just a collection of scenes
from a selfish life who always seeks only what
she wants for herself.
Peering out with curious eyes
at mysterious moons and constellations,
her people blink from existence almost as soon
as they forget
how to master fire and oral traditions.
The stage is broken down as
planets fall apart and turn to stardust,
stars blink out and turn to spacedust,
the dust moves out away from itself, stretched
into a bright heat that shrinks rapidly until…
it collapses into the dark and motionless singularity.