Amongst The Stars

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic


A human reflects upon the life aboard a ship, forever floating through space

Submitted: September 24, 2017

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I sat in the captain's chair 

 

Counting the thousands of blue and white specks in the blackness

 

While I drifted through the vastness of the universe 

 

Only myself to keep me company 

 

It was such a peculiar feeling

 

To gaze upon the thousands of stars

 

The hundreds of planets

 

And be the only life for billions and trillions of kilometres

 

I had everything I need to stay alive here

 

Enough water and food to last longer than I'll live

 

But I float around all day

 

Centimeters of metal protecting me from the nothingness

 

I was born on earth

 

But I shall die alone here

 

Maybe a meteor will tear through the ship 

 

And I will die painfully 

 

Or maybe I will drift into a black hole

 

And gain the knowledge that only the smartest could dream of

 

But for now

 

I will sit and stare at the stars

 

Never failing to be amazed by the abundance of light 

 

Piercing through the void of space

 

And I will continue to feel and experience what no human before me has

 

The immeasurable isolation 

 

And the immense serenity, mixed in with fear 

 

To create a pool of emotion no other has swam in 

 

But myself

 

And now I'll float 

 

Waiting 

 

And hoping

 

Amongst The Stars

 

 

 


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