We had all made sacrifices, but her eyes were frozen in my mind;
As I let go, we both knew I would soon be buried alive by time.
The monolith hung above our heads.
Eyes to the sky,
Arms reaching out,
A distant cosmic mirror obscured
The hand of man lifting the great blue veil. I had taken my place as a speck in the cosmic scale.
The abyss was inviting, yet a persistent host,
and I had already given up all that I loved most.
And she was aging without me.
I wondered if she felt that this was justified.
We were dying in the name of something bigger than ourselves,
Flightless birds with books of conquest on our shelves.
We cast ourselves into the empty pages.
The monolith stood beneath our feet.
We would stand amongst gods,
Yet I was thinking about her as we descended through the dense fog.
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