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Distances were measured first by feet
i knew the number of steps to your door
counted them in sleep
paused them
pushed them into reverse

then in inches
a micro this
a nano that

until I stopped moving
at all
i look out to the horizon
and realize i know
no words

for the distance
or the feeling.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2018

posted for Poets United

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