15 October 1999

Approaching T = 0

     Removed from movement,
with eyes unblinking I trace
     smooth edges of space

               slowly collapsing
          in a sphere of thickening
               time, gray to black light,

                         standing in silver.
                    Portrait of the glowing moon's
                          sliver etched in glass -

                                   the memory last
                              remembered after millions
                                   of miles and stars passed

                                             fading silently
                                                  in my exit through a un-
                                                       iverse's entrance.