Waking Up

Today I glimpsed eternity
For the briefest of moments
Upon awaking from a deep sleep
I experienced the sharp contrast
Between nothing and something
Between emptiness and matter
Between absence and substance.

For the briefest of moments
I pierced the sublime, the unfathomable
I saw reality stripped of its contours and definitions
I drank from the universe directly
And it quenched all my ancestral thirsts at once.

For the briefest of moments
I laughed with amusement
Realizing that the thing I've been staring at for years
Watching, studying, codifying,
Was ultimately just a mirror.

How marvelous.