i watched the sky change from orange to lavender
as the sun took its sweet time
sinking down towards the horizon.
if you look hard enough, you can see into another world
a million galaxies collapsed into one
and there is no end of the world.
every road leads to some new adventure
and our hands feel every surface,
taste every texture,
smell each flower
because we’ve never seen a place like this.
we’re doing our best to make it real
but any sane person knows
the moon will come up
darkness will cover up whatever little beauty is left to view
and the empty space inside will fill up with an even stronger kind of empty–a nothingness, a void
of what is ready to seek and destroy us.