To the End(s) of the Universe
I took a road trip
Through the universe recently,
Smoking some pot
And playing the radio loud.
Holy-moly, there's nothing holy out there.
In fact, it's a very uncongenial place for life.
I'd much rather be in Australia
96% of it was useless dark energy and dark matter.
The rest was mostly rocks gases and dust.
Dangerous radiation zapped all over the place.
And it was fricken freezing!
Oh, what I would have given to be in Canada.
Whatever designed the universe
Certainly didn't have life in mind.
It even took evolution billions of years To fine-tune us to the earth.
Then we nearly got wiped out
By huge disasters right and left,
Even once shrinking back down
To a population of around 2000.
I saw the graveyards of stars
And some stellar nurseries, too.
All kinds of energy swirled about
When it wasn't exploding and wreaking havoc.
I stopped to eat at the restaurant
At the end of the universe,
But it had no atmosphere,
Plus all the food had been microwaved,
by the CMBR.
What a wasteland of a wilderness of wilds
Of a whole bunch of crap
That nearly goes on forever in every direction.
This was as much of a place
Unsuited for life that there ever could be.
I'm back, thank my lucky stars,
Noting that, 14 billion years
After the initial chaos, here we are,
Having beaten the odds.
Well, someone had to!
We won the universal lottery jackpot.
Oh cripes, here comes a humonguous asteroid!
Darn, all that luck for nothing.
Double '00' has come up.
It was only a matter of time.
- Austin Torney
Isn't wonderful our diversity?
From your piece I got the feeling of an old, cold, against life, violent Universe. That a human point of view. As a human, I share it ;-)
From what our science know, I've the feeling of a new borned Universe, still in its infancy, already able to think to itself thinking. That a post human point of view, As a human I wish to be post human ;-(
What a wonderful place, isn't? ;-)
- Giuseppe Vitillaro