we are not survivors

survivors have escaped something dangerous

something lethal

something that lives only in the past

it is over

you can go home


for us it is never over

it lives in the white noise of consciousness

in dreams too strange to relate or explain

a key has turned

a door unlocked

we have seen what is inside

a thing so vast and timeless

that it has neither form nor void

dimly apprehended but calling to us


we have not survived this

it is our journey

9/18. LV
Copyright Michael Douglas Scott