if time passed, it did not know
how could it tell… how could it not?
and if the passing of time it could claim
then what time did pass for it?
it just... felt a nonspatial continuum
in which events occurred in apparently
irreversible succession… from the past
through the present to the future.
though no events did occur... until...
something called it, a word spoken…
could it now claim existence?
it knew time passed… as
the waiting for the next call
it existed, time touched it
and it moved... towards the call
then… the call moved too
so did the others… the others?
and it felt...
they knew loneliness now
a configuration of elements
so unified as a whole that
they could not be described
merely as a sum of its parts
so they joined
and the universe was...
Ps.33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth