I stood alone in a sea of people,
As the convergence overtook me.
The past, present, and future,
Converging together in a moment.
Bodies gyrated around me,
As melodious tunes filled the air.
The floor recoiled from the shaking bodies,
Creating the sensation of a wave beneath my feet.
Then my surroundings began to fade away,
And I saw the eclipse of a lifetime.
Like the moon traveling across the sky,
The past slowly approached the future.
Embodied as the fiery, life-giving, sun,
The future moved closer to convergence.
In an instant, the paths crossed
Creating the convergent eclipse.
Instead of seeing darkness,
I became aware, miraculously aware.
I saw all, and was seen by all;
Finally, I understood.
Lost in time, I was transfixed in the event;
As it shaped me, and I shaped it.
Suddenly the two orbs began to separate,
And I felt the baggage of the past fall from my grasp.
My adolescence now deceased, my eyes opened
Seeing the world for the first time as a man.
by Cody McCullough