I'm standing at the edge of existence. Behind me, a thousand
monsters descend. Their disguises change with each stride.
When they look in a mirror do they see their true selves?
Arms open wide. In front of me is nothing. No one ever knew how
existence would end. Sure, they made assumptions: fire, flood,
plague, etc. They studied the skies for locusts and watched for
rain. They built their cities, destroyed the forests, and poisoned
the water. Warning signs left behind in the ruins of ancient
civilizations have been misinterpreted. The sins of mankind are
always to blame. But who would have guessed it would be so gray? So
Is there really a way back?
Hello? Is there anyone there?
Sorry, wrong number.
There are too many thoughts to cover in such little time. I knew
they would find me. I'm glowing in the moonlight. My darkness was
too bright to hide forever. They find all of us eventually. They
play the odds, and they're up a thousand to one.
In front of me is nothing. No bright lights, no darkness. No
energy. Just nothing.
There is no future because we no longer have a past. Our present
is devised of basic survival, and it's about to end.
They have made sure of that.
I am Nothing.
I am existence.
I am pain.
I kneel down in the dirt and write some of my last words. I'd
speak them, but there is no one left to listen.
© 2011 Jeyn Roberts