Before and After











IT finally evolved from the world which understood IT

AfterDeath

malefemale?
sanityinsanity?
thinkingsaying?
questionanswer?

Before IT
Nothing had changed
Words had always been words
Seconds had always ticked into seconds



AfterWords

Silence

godbirthgod?
goddeathgod?

Silence

godinstinctgod?
godemotiongod?

Silence

godwordgod?
godmeaninggod?

Silence

godgoodgod?
godbadgod?

Silence

godgodgod?
god?

Silence



AfterLife

IT lay awake
listening             to IT's heart           beating
slow                              and                              steady

IT’s mind
scoured IT’s brain
for a final trace of humanity

A thought
crossed                        slowly
before                       and                         after

Anything       which           anyone
believes     is            true

is  true

IT felt the warmth of a body
that was no longer
alive

AfterBirth

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