The Black Out

Thierry Cohen
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The Black Out

Fractured bits fall together, combining,
disintegrating, I am unaware in the silence.

What could make solid granite burn? Before,
static, now evolving if there were a tick.

My hands clasp dirty air while those around me
shiver peeking past their clouds of breath.

Stream of Conscious: The starlight-ignorance paradox

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Stream of Conscious: The starlight-ignorance paradox

But no one has ever heard more than the bang.
Whether a giant is bowling or God clashes symbols

the mystery is left unknown to the somewhere-
betweens; hoping among nitrogen atoms unaware

of the down-belows; threatening each other with masses
of hydrogen and too many electrons, silly things;

left to devices the up-aboves had never imagined.
None of them know that it was, more than a bang.

It’s too bad the way-way-beyonds can only blink
each a singular point, whether anyone knows
what that is it already seems lost on each of them.

Would you like a Milky Way?

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This amazing image was captured by Blursurfing Photoblog – Tom Ryaboi Photography

Would you like a Milky Way?

I would rather eat glass.
Leave me in a city and watch me wilt
under the eyeballs staring thirty floors
up–opposite my idea of progress.
Blinking their blinds and blaring
out at the orange clouds–they are lost
in a smudged mess. Declining to witness
anything more than the steam leaving
a coffee or a candy bar containing nothing
more than caramel, chocolate, and nougat.