Dec 03
poem challenge: Heavens

Creation of the/a Universe

It was hot, in the beginning.
You couldn’t imagine. All the heat in the universe, packed into something so small you couldn’t even see it.
But, oh, give it a second and it’s bigger than you can comprehend.
Give it a second.
Time.
It made time. Do you understand?
It made time. Time did not exist before it.
Give it a little longer, and you’ll have stardust.
Gas, swirling and swirling—
and gravity
—the weakest force in the universe
weakest! can you imagine
gravity pulls the gas together into lumps and
*snap*
It’s incandescent.

We were bright, in the beginning.
I couldn’t imagine. All our light, packed into a moment so small I could barely feel it.
But, oh, I gave it a second and it was greater than my body could hold.
I gave it a second.
Time.
You made time. Do you understand?
You made time. Time did not exist before you.
I give it a little longer, and we have memories.
Days, swirling and swirling— 
and love
—the strongest force in my universe
strongest! can you imagine
love pulls our days together into a future and
*snap*
We’re incandescent.