The mote in the breath

If you would like to see more of Matt Payne's photography visit his website.
If you would like to see more of Matt Payne’s photography visit his website.

The mote in the breath

A last breath streams across the sky,
punctuated with moments and lives

and worlds and impacts and crumbling craters.
A last breath where dreams are traveling

out to the distant past shooting thoughts,
impressions, epiphanies back to the dot

in the sunbeam in the last breath. Unrealized
zeros and ones wait to be put in order.

I saw our past, I hypothesized our future,
in that last breath — but — I never saw

our present place in that last breath. Because
in that last breath we were only a mote, lost.

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