Violet Night

Nightfall, Devil's Marbles, Northern Territory, Australia
When night falls
And the first stars
Begin to twinkle
In the darkening sky

I am reminded
Earth is a very small place
And I
I am a very small man

A point of consciousness
In a vast sea of matter
To which I do not matter
At all

This could crush any ego
Which might be a tragedy
If I wanted one
Ego-less, I am left to bask

In the delightful beauty
The magnitude of all that is
On this little ball of gas-sheathed rock
Circling a star that paints this night sky


Devil’s Marbles
Northern Territory, Australia

Taken during travels, 1994

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