Work In Progress: Growing up, the Space Opera

I pledged my allegiance to my family

Eventually my horizons widened, the sky opened up

Then

I pledged my allegiance to my country

Eventually my horizons widened, the sky opened up

Then

I pledged my allegiance to my species

Eventually my horizons widened, the sky opened up

Then

I pledged my allegiance to my planet

Eventually my horizons widened, the sky opened up

Then

I pledged my allegiance to my star system

Eventually my horizons widened, the sky opened up

Then

I pledged my allegiance to my galaxy

Eventually my horizons widened, the sky opened up

Then

I pledged my allegiance to my supercluster

Eventually my horizons widened, the sky opened up

Then

I pledged my allegiance to my observable universe

Eventually my horizons widened, the sky opened up

Then

I pledged my allegiance to self

I saw it was not mine, and that it was not the finest or the greatest

It was simply a great reminder, in a funny way, of

A time when

…then…

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