Big Bang

byjenyes©

Winter dark on my walk home
Craning my head towards the sky
Twinkling dots greet my wandering eye

So silent they hang there
With subtle hues they look much the same
But stare long enough you soon will apprize

A sudden shift in color
Or a trick of the eye

Thoughts unbidden rush quickly

My mind tells me of long ago light
Born of star bursts, unimaginable might
Much like an explosion, the flash takes first prize

But hidden behind it
The real show begins
Only our vision incapable of taking it all in

With telescopes and scientists aide
The truth of those flickers
Can be dare revealed

Darting my eyes back to my path
Before my insignificance crushes me flat
Holding fast the memory of tiny sparks piecing the night

For sanity's sake I block out the truth
Of the beauty of heavens
And the terrible power
Above, around and within.

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