Tonight the Universe has opened its doors to us.
Inky waters lapping jagged rocks
As we stare into a blanket
With the texture of
Black velvet apricots,
Dark and sweet.
A granite sky studded with diamond pins,
Linking our present to our past.
Pulled back we are.
We gingerly gather our footing,
Striving to stand still whilst
Clutching wish bottles, tightly sealed.
We are set in motion,
Spinning tops, shattering.
Nothing is stationary.
by Yusra Ahmad