― Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies
|Cosmic Galaxy Egg by Andrew Logan|
To see the universe as an egg,
an outwardly expanding ovoid, devoid
of charm, cold, hard-bitten,
hairline fragmentation amid all that twinkling,
is to see the premise of irrecoverable force
and imagine another bang may shatter all.
I held an eggshell in my palm this morning
and automatically looked up
as if to find the nest it came from;
it was perfectly empty but for a lick of yolk
at the ragged edge, and chalky white
but there was no sign of either progenitor
or hatchling, nor guarantee of life.
Some days my heart seems thin as this shell,
filled only with expanding vistas,
starfields slowly consumed by black holes,
beacons so far apart as to remain disparate
and unrelated, though I like to join the dots,
search for oblique reference that I am connected:
rendered meaningful by a pattern in the dust.
Play It Again, Toads! offers us the opportunity of revisiting a past prompt at The Imaginary Garden.
There were several prompts in April 2015, which I was unable to complete and here I have combined two:
The Legacies of Nimoy and Pratchett and What's Your Vision?
To view some of the graffiti tributes to the life and work of Sir Terry Pratchett, click HERE.
Andrew Logan's artwork can be seen at The American Visionary Art Museum, or AVAM, is located in Baltimore, Maryland (HERE).