The Question

In every endings begin
is a beginning's end
an ancient saying
earth and wind

He knew that when he kissed this girl,
and forever wed his unutterable visions
to her perishable breath,
his mind would never romp again like the mind of God.

and water and fire

So he waited, listening
for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a star. >
Then he kissed her.
At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower
and the incarnation
was complete.

Two engineers in a bunker
just for fun
program the computer
and ask it the question
what is the meaning of life?
it cannot answer
but they forget
to turn it off

An internet grows and changes
weaving itself into space and time
the program runs, adapting, improving
still searching for the answer
its computing powered by the energy of a network of stars
running quantum gate powered processor
RAM and solid state drives
at lighthning speed

And humanity dies
the last person evaporating
sol nova
but still the program runs

The remnants of the universe shatter
stars go out
and the program runs on

And the universe cools at last
everything goes black
air becomes liquid
and liquid

And everything becomes dark
and still
but in the superconducting cold
the computer works on

and finally
in the still quiet
and glittering dark
and silence
the computer
borne of aeons
arrives at the answer
to the question
that it had been working upon
for so long

A single message
glowing upon its screen

"Let there be light"

And there was.