Looking up!

by Kevin T McEneaney

Since the Big Bang, nothing has been added

to the universe that we inhabit.

The universe continues to expand.

Astronomers can’t comprehend the now;

they study only the far distant past.

Behind most distant galaxies we see,

the cosmos is invisible to us

by a factor of at least two hundred times.

This fact is difficult to comprehend….

We’ll never be able to see all light!

Cosmic rays that reach our planet arrive

from 13.8 billion years ago.

The cosmos is now expanding faster

than the speed of light. And what does that mean?

Kevin T McEneaney

Author of The Enclosed Garden, Longing, and other books