there was nothing

there was nothing at all
either moving
or nonmoving

it was dark everywhere
there was no moon

there were
no planets
no stars
no sun

there was no day
no night

there was no sound
no touch
no smell

there was no form
no taste

there were no directions
there was only pure reality

there was nothing at all
not graspable by mind
or senses
or speech

there were no planets
no stars
no moon

there was no day or night
no sound
no touch
no smell
no form
without change
only pure reality

"Nothing" on City of Light by Bill Laswell