With the day
at the far side
and given it
may be a while
until its return,
as much as
you’re able
to too easily
fumble toward
the soft belly
of your cave,
once ready,
another way
is to unfold
all the parts
and lift open
both eyes to
take count of
how many
are trying
to put candles
in your hands

(April 21, 2020)