Saturday, May 24, 2014

Flight of the Automatons

from The Annals of the Peacemonger
Barl Xavier Amborn, Official Chronicler (9591 - 9673 A.D.)

Like bees from a hive, they dispersed
from Old Earth throughout the universe
in their cursed sky-train caravans,
and would have passed even into the Beyond.
For the universe, vast as it is, has an end at last;
it is as a bubble suspended within a great fire,
a raging and undying fire, infinite indeed.
They have pressed their faces as to a window
against the outermost edge of the universe
and have peered into that uncreated flame -
and quaked when they have quaked at nothing else.

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