Ode To Hawking

Ode To Hawking

A consciousness expanded,
At the speed of light.
The theory of everything,
It was born and took flight.

A body as a cage,
held a mind that roamed so free.
The cosmos and the stars,
a playground of infinity.

The sky seems so much darker,
the stars they shine less bright,
for a visionary has departed
on a quest into the night.

What secrets we have lost,
as we wait for coming dawn.
To our knowledge a great cost,
for truth we therefore mourn.

Written the morning of the news of Stephen Hawking’s death.