The Limit of Light

September 22, 2011
A nearly smouldered flame
It's dim, but light expands far into the black void beyond
Embers I carried burned all nearby
I took and seared more than required.

I am evanescent.
I am a star tethered to a mountain under a heavy storm,
suppressed by rains and winds that choke my blaze.
Solar energy is welcomed by all in my system,
but those who need it are far in dark oblivion.

I slowly expand,
distraught by a depletion of elements.
My destination distant,
Path projection shielded by opaque wanderes.
Unable to predicted, my advance continues.
The heavens set my course,
I willing accept their guidance.

Millions of years behind, countless time ahead.
Too many objects and satellites scorched.
New planets outside my influence.
Potential visible, I pause.
History fuzzy,
Science hazy.

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ImitationVanilla said...
Jan. 30, 2014 at 8:05 pm
#swag #deep #fun #suchpoem
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