red petals wither and drop
sculpted clouds fade into pale blue
birds coast on invisible currents
beneath the earth, bones crumble

intricate melodies, every atom is a note

river stumbles down a mountain
desert grasps at a green oasis
newborn cries with the onset of sight
addict slips into bleak nothingness

in every corner of this universe
spirals of starlight
amidst infinite black