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The Great Known – Harry Epstein

We know much,

Much but little,

words on pages long forgotten,

lives on headstones long eroded.


Are we normal?

Are we alone?

Are we even together as one,

together as 7.7 billion.

8 billion strong.


Can we fight?

True, fighting is human nature.


Can we survive?

Someone will come.


The collective,

Gathered knowledge

from across time and space.

Space and time.

Time is just an extension.

An extension of the dying, 


plagued breaths of a terminal heat death.


When the last star burns out,

Someone will be there to see it.

What will they think?

What will they say?

Will their light burn out too?

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