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The Only One

Against the Firmament: Photography by Shawn Michel de Montaigne

The white—momentary, nearly lost in various blue:

just a tiny slice of sky.

The sun had already set.

Smeared blue becoming bluer and bluer,

then purple, then sleepy purple, then black.

But that momentary white!

Changing sky.


I was the only one to see it.

Anywhere. In the whole universe.

I know that.

And so it talked to me as a friend:


“You saw me,” it said. “And you loved me.”


“I saw you,” I replied. “And I give thanks for you.”


From Fractalverse: Volume Five


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Photography: Against the Firmament by yours truly