by ellen vanderslice
The end.

17.  The Parallel Universe Has Closed

The parallel universe has closed.
Dark matter we did not know existed
expanded until
the universe collapsed on itself,
every galaxy and each bright star,
every sweet hapless planet
and every moon, crushed
into the relentless gravity of
one black hole.

The parallel universe has closed, and
there will be no remembering,
for nothing - no heat, no light, no words,
no faintest ray of hope -
can emerge from that yawning maw.

The parallel universe has closed,
and there can be no future,
for there is no time left.

1. cicisbeo
2. Pluto
3. she walked with a phone
4. Lullaby
5. The Key
6. I Remember One Rose
7. What I Want to Know
8. How I've Been
9. I must be mad
10. Love is Like Water
11. Catch Your Breath
12. The Speed of Love
13. Benevolence
14. Message in a Bottle
15. I Have Been Here Before
16. I Want Back
17. The Parallel Universe Has Closed





©2002 Ellen Vanderslice
8 October 2002