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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