Dark Space

By Millicent, age 11

Space. That endless void bursting with knowledge that will never satisfy,

splashed with a billion stars and home to the unknown.


Space. A place where time stops and the river of

uncertainty flows, while the possibilities grow and grow and grow.


Space. It mocks you while you are bound to earth like a tough knot,

spitting up dusty rocks in its laughing fit,

making the airy sky clouded and heavy.


Space. How far do you have to go to get lost in its dark abyss?


Space. It tells you you are small and insignificant.


Space. You are alone.


As you drown in your obsession, it is the silence and stars that

guide you.


But you can’t help feeling that gravity isn’t the only thing weighing you

down now.


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