For millions of years, there was no heartbeat. Then the darkness lifted. The void for a moment comforted me and just as quickly ushered me into the light of birth. Beats. Beats. Beats. Movement. For nearly 100 years my heart will beat. I will move. I will be moved. Then, for millions of years, there will be no heartbeat. No me. No me seeing you. A moment. A brief and seemingly insignificant moment of light and life. Then…

© zaji, 2016

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