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But If Not

for what was
in the beginning

what deteriorates
as it progresses

into thick memory
thinning out

as the universe
expands and contracts

in one sweeping motion
indiscernible

to the apparent eye
will the darkness

prevail over evil
when the stone

is rolled away
will the emptiness

uncause itself
leaving the world

just as it is
and nothing more

nothing more

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher