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by Susan A. Hagedorn

Galaxies pirouette with ponderous grace,
Novas shatter,
Suns are born, flare, and wink out.

Time is my steadfast friend and weighty enemy.
From where I stand,
Each second a million years.

I sneeze,
And a thousand civilizations fail.
I live forever and die simultaneously.

I am suspended here,
Frozen in time,
Caught in the event horizon.

Copyright © 2012 by Susan A. Hagedorn

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