The sun appears each day –
wonderful – each night
the stars. Marvellous – this
certainty. But what of us?
Each awaits a sinking sun.
But this reality – a multitude –
constellation after constellation
for this is what will be.
The prophet spoke –
assuring us of this impossibility –
and yet it is – for this the scientists
conclude – humanity overwhelmed.
Waves on the sea appear and disappear.
Unspoken, unforeseen – the singular becoming
universal. Before the equal sign a plus or minus –
can we now change the operation –
the many speaking – a multitude
appearing like the stars.