Supernova This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

August 5, 2017

Overlooking the galaxy
since the very beginning
a guardian of space

Forged from a cloud of chaos
a phoenix born of flame and light
rising from the ashes of her ancestors

She has observed the Earth
the beings that inhabit it for years
centuries, millennia

She has watched the continents shift
She has watched, waited patiently
as the Earth completed its days and nights
She has watched the clouds
swirling in the atmosphere
carrying harsh storms, light rain

She has watched as the scaled
horned beasts roamed the earth
and then died off

She has watched the creatures of the ice
as the frost coated the earth
and then thawed

She has watched as humankind evolved
dominating the world

She has watched their world fall
as the skies turned gray
the land turned brown
the seas turned dry
as the planet
and failed
and died

She has seen harsh struggles
She has seen chaos and confusion
She has seen greatness
joy, prosperity

She has seen the birth
and death
of every creature of the Earth
yet she was still there

it was time

A flash of light
A rumbling blast
and the star vanished

at peace.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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