I donít know how it came about, not many do.
Was it mere happenstance that tipped the scales
And brought about the Big Bang?
I like to think of the beginning as a birth,
that perhaps the velvet black belly
of Mother Universe grew tired
of carrying so many offspring
and needed to labour mightily
to free herself from all that weight...
And so they spun away from her,
her progeny, their fontanel crusts hardening
as they crossed the vastness of space,
becoming the first explorers of time,
moving ever outward to colonize
the void like eager locusts.
Oh, but they were ingenious little ones!
What they lacked they made
from seeming nothing, though she had seen
to it they had all the elements needed.
Water, land, vegetation, animal species,
all fitting together so seamlessly
to create new life, in appearance spontaneous.
The final question always remains:
who impregnated Mother Universe?
© Nyuka AnaÔs Laurent 04.01.2010