In delirium, the human mind can grasp
the grandest of the ideas of the universe.
In delirium, the human can see.
Isaiah had a particularly ambitious plan.
The night before, his feverish thoughts have played detached observers to mundane cosmic events: artificial supernovae a few trillion lightyears away, hints of heat death in some forgotten quarters, and vacuum collapse in others.
Today, he decided to rewatch these events. So he readied himself, took the proper medications, and recited all the proper quips.
And off he went.
When his mind arrived, however, he met himself.
He asked himself “What are you/am I doing here?”
He looked at himself “You were/I was not here yesterday.”
He told himself “And yet here you are/I am.”
And they continued to argue as stars detonated, vacuum collapsed, and entropy triumphed.
And tomorrow they’ll do it again, if his temperature does not subside.