The Seven Acts of the Universe, in Reverse

abell426_franke_900Final Act-

Everywhere it is cold and still.
The final frontier is the only thing,
but there is only darkness to explore.

Act 6-
Things could not be moving faster and
further away from eachother, drawn away
by oblivion.

Act 5-
Galaxies brighten the abyss
as their supernovae shrink into stars
that dilute into multicolored nebulae.
The stage is set.

Act 4-
Untold numbers of solar systems host
civilizations that come to life at the height of their
technological and cultural advancement
or decay.

Intermission-
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.

Act 3-
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.

Act 2-
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…

Act 1-
it collapses into the dark and motionless singularity.

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About Maryann

Maryann Spikes is the past President of the Christian Apologetics Alliance. She blogs at Ichthus77, and loves apologetics and philosophy. In particular she loves to study all things Euthyphro Dilemma and Golden Rule. A para-educator (autism) for five years, she holds a Certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, an AA in Humanities via Modesto Junior College, and moonlights as a freelancer. You can follow her on Twitter @Ichthus77, connect with the Ichthus77 community on Facebook, or look her up on Google+.
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