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 today from turmoil boiling
up from a center that has never known peace
except in an illusory memory,
planted invisibly in the mind.
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