Astronomical Fears

I am afraid

Of space

Of what’s out there

Beyond my blue

.

I know

That I will be long dead

Before the sun

Begins to cool

And grow blistering red

Yet

I am afraid

.

I tell myself

That I am safe

All is well

As my brain

Ravages

Around me

.

What if?

What when?

I know the answer,

Yet inside

My heart

Is not stilled

Is it natural fear?

Is it instinct?

.

An instinct that

Doesn’t act

When I

Am afraid

Of the other

Things

That ravage the Earth

.

Inside my mind though

I fear

The unknown

And every waking day

Wish for ignorance

Bliss

For this

Curse

.

I wish

I could crawl up

Into my little den

And never leave

Never hear

What the future holds

Just stay

Ignorant

One thought on “Astronomical Fears

  1. I think we all have these nagative thoughts about the distant future, you are the first to put them on paper.

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