There, Where I Saw Someone Had Left a Message (I Think They Used Finger-Paints)
The Universe is a saucy little minx. The Universe knows how to mix it up, send a message, take names, make a list, and spike a drink.
The Universe has all the time it needs. The Universe doesn’t mind telling you what your problem is. The Universe doesn’t know why you’re always in such a goddamn hurry.
The Universe has a substance abuse problem.
The Universe doen’t give a fuck.
But The Universe cares.
The Universe laughs at its own jokes. Every time!
The Universe looks at itself with your eyes, touches itself with your hands, smells its neighbor’s ass with your neighbor’s neighbor’s dog’s nose, tastes itself with an old man’s tongue, and listens to itself even with the ears of the deaf.
The Universe already knows when you’re going to die.
The Universe is going to win, it’s going to lose, and it’s going to be here after all your teams are finished playing all their games and all the people who remember those games have decomposing brains.
The Universe values that bag in the wastebasket beside you just as much as it values the emergence of multicellular lifeforms.
If the Universe continues into the future without you, does it still exist? Do you?
The Universe leased you a few cells, and you’re behind on your payments. The repo man is looking for you.
The Universe pays you a per diem from a wallet stuffed full of what happens next. Layoffs are coming soon.