David Snyder

the fire goes out

the flame of once was

ceases to be

did she die

or is she merely at rest?

unbound from the need to consume, no longer fettered

diffused throughout the cosmos

that which once seemed to be

never truly was

what had once possibly been

the alpha

has become transformed. convoluted

doubled over onto itself

the nexus reached and passed

consensual reality narrowed down, the fulcrum

reaching a possible omega state

revealing that all, to the wise

noumenon and phenomenon lose contrived substance

the two, where it may matter, become interchangeable

unified in separation

made glorious for, achieving the state of nothingness

embers of the mind, neither burning nor sleeping

A creation onto itself

self-fulfilling prophecy

which brings nor takes

joy nor misery