Aphelion Issue 242, Volume 23
August 2019
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Vast Darkness

by Matthew Meyer

As a single speck
In a precarious, irrepressible universe,
My world is consumed
With the darkness that is inevitable.
I give up my soul, body, and mind,
As a token of acceptance
To the immense spirit before me.
I shall never retain nor control
Any more deceptive knowledge
That I used blindly in my ignorance,
That cast me out
Into the void of everlasting solemnness.
The days become my judgement,
The hours, my executioner,
And as my life plunges deeper and deeper
Into the vast darkness that is my tomb,
I give every last condolence,
To the loved ones that I’ve dismayed.

2019 Matthew Meyer

Matthew Meyer is an aspiring writer with a certificate in Creative Writing. His publishing credits to date are an essay, The Basic Structure of a Story, a short science fiction story, Our Days of Youth, a children's short story, Troy's Treasure, and a flash fiction horror story, The Initiation, which is currently in the process of being published.

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