The Asymptote

Adam Wykes

 

when I imagine a soul

it glows white and pale

it has little detail, being universal

its aspect is cipher

 

a little like a photon

emitted of an electron

on the edge of an atom

on the surface of a neuron

 

and if that photon travels at C,

and if the universe expands at C,

and if the universe has expanded

for X amount of time before that photon flew

 

that photon will always be X amount of time

away from the margins

which is where I postulate

heaven’s gate

 

infinity

which means

I cannot reach God

and I cannot stop reaching

 

though somewhat nicely

the distance yet to go

will always grow smaller

in relation to how far I have come.

 

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