God and I in space alone
And nobody else in view.
“And where are the people, O Lord?” I said.
“The earth below and the sky o’erhead
And the dead whom once I knew?”

“That was a dream,” God smiled and said,
“A dream that seemed to be true,
There were no people, living or dead,
There was no earth and no sky o’erhead
There was only myself—and you.”
—Ella Wheeler Wilcox, “Illusion”

Wormhole Cave Voltage by Lothar Dietrich used by permission of creative commons

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