It begins with an explosion.
In formless nothing, it appears.
Sphere of matter, coalescing,
early history progressing.
An orange spot winks in darkness.
She is fashioned in a cataclysm.
Liquid landscape: flaming, seething,
roaring like a dragon breathing.
Falling stars arc across ashen skies.
Her face is battered relentlessly.
Molten rock and metal glowing,
twisting, churning, burning, flowing.
Laboring in the agony of her own birth.
Bombardment slows, then ceases.
Rocks now cooling, surface steaming,
billowing, a body dreaming,
her future painted in shades of white.
Water came with falling visitors.
In it, chemicals are stewing,
frothing, boiling, roiling, brewing.
Deep in blue recesses, something stirs.
Time passes, for time is patient.
Oceans lap on rocky shore.
A billion years, a billion more.
Time takes its time. It has no need to rush.
We begin with an explosion.