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Emptiness

GIDRAF MWANGI 1992 (Murang'a)

No human can induce it
No human can imagine it
It is impossible to comprehend
It is impossible to configure

It is most simplistically…empty
Devoid of anything breathing
Devoid of any form or structure
Devoid of anything and everything

It is antigen to all things being
A maelstrom to a calm sea
It is chaos in its purity
An elemental force of destruction

You are because you exist
You breathe because air exists
You see because there is to see
You touch because it is tangible

Imagine no living being existed
Imagine there is no air
Imagine there is nothing to touch
Imagine there is no earth at all

Picture the darkness of no sun
Or stars of any kind
Picture an empty universe
Nary a single anything

Try to picture inexistence
A dark airless infinite vacuum
Then remember that vacuum is something; space
And imagine it gone too


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