Existential Reality

Paul Riggins

Note: This poem was inspired by the words of my friend, Craig Simpson.

On the edge

We stood on the abyss

We had come full circle

Our beginning

Became our end

It felt like nothingness

There was no reason

We wondered

We discovered

Then we held hands

Then our eyes met

There was no difference

Two had become one

We stood at the gate

Another place beckoned

We jumped

Into the nothingness

Our new reality was waiting

Off the edge

Into the New Normal

—March, 2020