Explore, Expound, Expand, Explain

by Jeff Geiger

The universe encompasses us like a snow globe

We are simple figurines with no meaning or purpose

With a shake

The stars shift in the dark blue sky

The forest guides us

Silhouetted leaves pointing to the burnt orange horizon

They are our hope for understanding

We walk on

But the horizon never nears

New stars, new planets, new life

Each shake makes us obsolete

The orange blends with blue

Only then

Will the shakes top

But that is as certain as what lies beyond the black

We walk on