before the sky turned blue 

​i sat at your feet

counting the hairs on your legs

(two hundred thousand twenty-four)

rather than the number of times you blinked when looking to me for answers


one time. 

i never asked, that one time,

why your head shifted in rhythm to revolution

possibilities tilted your axis

but i couldn’t hold your world in my hands

i couldn’t God for you

i could only hide from you

and count the flutters of dazzling wings 

as you looked to me to to shift your axis


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