am i underneath you.
beneath your gaze, barely grazing
your chin. brushing up against
skin on skin. a leaf against a cheek,
am i unnoticed, too small for seeing,
little baby girl blue, am i silly
am i just a drop in the ocean
bead of dew on the grass,
in your vast world, moving
people in the city, shifting subways
the postal service speeds things up
and i try to catch up with you, inside the streets
tiny ballet flats echo on the pavement
one. two. one two. breathless
i ran, loud and clear. i'm here.
don't you know me?