Sitting in astronomy class
Anxiety would rake it’s ragged talons
Down the insides of my throat and torso
As I pondered to constant expansive motion
of the Universe
And the moth-like inward spirallings of
the planets toward the Sun, itself
Destined for supernova suicide
Taking us out with it.
But now I’ve given myself over
To the Universal All and Nothing
Pangenitor/Pangenetrix they smiled shrugged and said
“Those things scared you because you yourself
Were fighting for your place in the scheme of things
Against the countless whispers and bellows of those
who wanted to determine it for you, at their convenience,
and you mistook All and Nothing
As two separate things. You thought you would be further lost.
It doesn’t make you panic anymore.
Instead you know you’ll be further free.”
images: “A Star” – Forrest Bess
“The Universe” – Thoth Tarot Deck, art by Lady Freida Harris