how many molecules
separate me
from everything I see
around me

I see the things
but not the things
that I don’t see
in between me
and what I see

there’s so much more
I’m missing in the middle
a million billion molecules
at least, maybe more

too many spaces
between me and that
or me and you
too many molecules
to make it all the way through
to that
or you

even when I touch it
or you
still a million billion
spaces between us
to get through

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