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  • The abyss, it stares back with an empty gaze
    And mutely mocks those who implore it
    It holds secrets to eternal questions untranslatable
    Into languages spoken by humans on earth
    And thus offers no reply...

    Sparkling stars obscure the night as rain falls like tears from heaven
    For the short moment the black abyss isn’t so intimidating
    Or so mysterious, or so mortally incomprehensible
    No, it fits perfectly in the background of the scene
    The beautiful scene that reminds us to look around
    To appreciate the here and now, to value the notion of weather
    To love the rain in our hair and the light in our eyes
    And the air in our lungs and the thoughts in our minds
    And not to worry about the unknowable
    It’s times like this when Time’s bluff is called,
    When the unity of all is revealed
    Who can worry about the abyss when the rain dances and the stars smile
    Or about the so-called tomorrow when today’s clocks have stopped
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