Existential

By Carolyn Emerson

The universe;

an endless abyss of nothingness.

Yet it holds all

of what has ever been.

 

Examining the entire scheme

and comparing home to the endless expanse,

it’s evident that we are just a mere pixel

within that grand masterpiece.

 

Everything that we have ever known.

Everything that we have ever heard.

Everything that we have seen.

Everything that we have ever felt.

 

Every emotion or dream,

every innovation or discovery,

every disaster and miracle,

all of culture, art, and knowledge.

 

The history of all of humanity,

with all its beautiful flaws

and its horrendous perfections

exists on something so minuscule in comparison.

 

In the scheme of it all,

we are so insignificant,

yet we picture ourselves

as if we were everything.

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