towers blurred behind
The shuddering car cradling my mind
When starlight eroded from the firmament
Gathered in lamp posts along the pavement.
one, nebulas blossomed
As meteors revved and comets caromed
Blaring past me in cosmic cacophony
Across the traffic of this bleary city.
through this milky way
Like debris out of orbit, gone astray
Until I swerved, pulled by gravity
And there was Earth in my trajectory.
blazed to life and in a massive explosion
Body upon body engaged in collision—
away, a pale observer’s face
Grinning as she marveled the chaos of outer space.