The Big Bang

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Big Bang, John Lyons (oil on plastic)

The Big Bang

In the beginning
           nothing : no colour
no light no movement
           no space just
boundless darkness
           though even then 
there was nowhere 
           for the darkness to be

There was no warmth
           no cold no life
no kiss no love
           nothing
just an aching emptiness
            infinitely empty
 even of emptiness
            even of heartache

And then there was light
            and with it came
art and the explosion of colour
            throughout the cosmos
irremediable darkness  
          banished forever
quite simply put to death
         by the act of creation   

John Lyons