A location in the universe of indeterminate size and mass
This is the beginning
A focused point of unfathomable energy
The celestial bodies begin to drift away
Hydrogen begins to react with itself as it becomes helium
The elements form together inside stars and through the explosive power of supernovas
The folds of gravity bring these pieces together
The universe expands constantly
it pushes beyond its edges and speeds toward some unfathomable edge
The stars fascinate me
How some flash of light millions of years ago
manages to hit my retinas and get deciphered by my brain to be defined as
a single point of light in an endless dark abyss.
The journey of trillions of miles over millions of years only to hit a retina in the eye of a person on
a solitary rock orbiting a giant burning ball of gas
and there are people too focused on the happenings of the Kardashians to notice.