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A Universe

A Universe

It was quite simply a palm full of sand
Playfully tossed into the air
To be scattered by the wind

Each grain of sand was like a little world
Drifting through the air unperturbed
And so unaware of its surroundings

Sunlight danced off each grain
As if each grain were significant
Instead of dull and unremarkable

The grains simply continued drifting
Unable to change the course of their destiny
As if invisible strings were tied to each

But they knew not the nature of their existence
And thus their existence was simply a means to an end
Books written to begin and someday close

These grains simply continued their drifting
As long as the wind kept carrying them
But they thought not of the wind

And they surely thought not of the impending end
When the wind would die down and the gale
Would simply become a whisper

The burden of the grains would become too much
And the grains would lose what granted them life
Falling into the unknown

Falling into the oblivion of my eyes
Where they would be wiped away with annoyance
Never once thought of again

Copyright © Christopher Goss

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