Holding Thoughts in Stone

Holding Thoughts
in Stone

The human mind, constrained by flavours of desire and fear, rests on the material river which flows backwards to the formation of constructed matter, through biology, through geology: it can reach further back in thought measurements of space time to our origins, our universes’ single spot of created matter. The creator’s point of power. Human minds can think of this, but most don’t. We think of gods and sex and money: if we did think of our material origins, we would bow down and kiss the ground we walk on: we would touch the angel’s shoulder, the angel’s wing, more often, and we would tie our thoughts to the dark heavens, splintered by galaxies: stone manifestly holds these thoughts and holds the weight lightly.

Emily Young, 2022