All There Is

An instant ago
This moment was the future
Unknown, unknowable, mysterious 

An instant from now
This moment will be the past
Late, lamented, useless

But…is this moment all there is?

A billion years ago
This Earth was a speck of dust
Unknown, unknowable, mysterious

A billion years from now
This Earth will be a charred cinder
Late, lamented, useless

But…is this Earth all there is?

Three score years ago
I was born with nothing, not even a name
Unknown, unknowable, mysterious

Just a few years from now
I will die with nothing, leaving a fistful of warm ash
Late, lamented, useless

But…is my life all there is?

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