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The Thread

We are born dead
and from our very first breath
our expiration is both sealed and manifest
life and death are
exactly the same thing

All that is alive lives within its sacred corpse
there is but one state of being

One silver-black thread
intertwined and coiled within
each cell and molecule
in your body

The moment that the egg is transformed
inevitability surges in and disappears
as the billions of little breaths
and illusions
that have come before it

And time is the ultimate phantom

Pure Nothingness

An infinitesimally small space
of flickering
within the Great Continuum
that is both God and the Void

Brief splinters of darkened consciousness that reel
quivering within an expanse
of unfathomable blackness and secret stellar explosions
which we all will eventually come to fully comprehend

To receive love, you have to give it...

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Dark piece that brings to mind such phrases as "Nothing ultimately matters" It raises many philosophical questions, yet doesn't touch on why we have such a strong will to live.

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Thanks for your feedback Ben - it's actually not intended to be that 'dark' and is more a study of non dualism and also touches on the eternal and ephemeral aspects of our beings. And I state, with hope and faith, in the last stanza that we will comprehend all once we leave this dimension and return to our origin -

 

Brief splinters of darkened consciousness that reel

quivering within an expanse
of unfathomable blackness and secret stellar explosions
which we all will eventually come to fully comprehend

To receive love, you have to give it...

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Eloquently formed. Your art touches on my own thoughts for so many years: If death is certain, then we are already dead, with only a moment of time to wait. Enjoyed the mental exercise in many ways. Thank you.

Franklin

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