What hurtles toward this collision hides yet from clarity, which reality will be left after the meeting is impossible to predict from where/why I am,
This will not be an end.
Endings are one-sided, from a place of limited perspective. For the dying the world seems to be ending, for the Walker, when the path runs out a new one must be written.
When we get there, you’ll know why we came, and so will we.
If a message is received from unknown sources, how then is the veracity of the message to be measured? Where enemies and allies have not been determined, how then will a treaty be transcribed, negotiated, collaborated?
When the well runs dry, how long do thirsty people wait before seeking an alternative source?
The arrival of new information does not always change the verdict of a trial, yet it must be allowed consideration. Fault lines are not cracks where the earth splits, rather they are laugh-lines, wrinkles left from expression, what fear cannot damage is the coming of dawn, when stars shine closely we name them and record in our ledgers how far, what size, colour and shape, yet when they are too distant we claim they have died. What is not understood is rejected.
When we get there,
we will know why we come.
You will know, also.
Dreams are not safe places. The dead beckon from across veils and accompanying them means leaving this world, he died in his sleep, and now nobody will hear the tale of the love and the loss, the romance and the comedy of a life seen from a balcony, a life lived with minimal involvement and maximum emotional investment.
Dreams are not safe, to achieve something great a great price must be paid, balance finds itself no matter how the mountainside falls, no matter how the deck tilts as the waves toss toy ships around a child’s bath, balance will be,
It must balance.
The ending is not what it seems, there will be no post-climactic wind-down. No neatly wrapped loose ends, it will be sudden and fierce, there will be nothing left and no survivors.
The beginning will not be what is believed, there will be no deafening bang, no creator speaking of light in the darkness,
There will be nothing,
And then there will be everything.
It approaches, pretty up your face
It approaches, tidy up your room
It’s coming, from the depths of outer space
It’s the bride, walkin’ to the groom