All at once

The universe is arriving all at once.

No refuge where its infinite detail

does not bloom to fill all available surface

Not a moment’s escape from its unfolding

of enormous sky, glass, moving bodies

that have nothing to do with me.

No respite from turmoil plumes boiling up

from a center that has known no rest

except in an imagined memory,

supplied invisibly in silence.

As far as the eye can see

this is an unlocated point, suspended in unseen vacuum

forever halfway between here and there,

falling without mercy

through a groundless kaleidoscope

without reason, meaning, or end.

Art: Acedia by Jeremy Geddes

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