Beyond the Event Horizon

death stood on my chest
lungs and fluids burned
I closed my eyes
through darkened lids
I watched my world implode
screamed silently
without air
sliding into a black hole
no way back


limbs, useless
flailing, grasping
stretched to oblivion
elastic that will never snap
echoes of DNA strands
splitting apart
hurtling shapelessly
through the jet stream
moment by moment


molecules dissipating
melding with the darkness
and memories of light
that body, that woman, is gone
the kernel that remains
is but a seed spewed out
onto the hard, cracked earth
of another planet
waiting for the rain

black hole - image credit NASA-JPL Caltech


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