Governed By the Speed of Atoms

In this large space made small
by your hands, your face there are
shadows and blueprints.  I touch

anything that comes too close
to miss.  Governed by the speed
of atoms, what I've truly lost

isn't real.

You pray in silence.  I too
have mouthed the words
O come all ye Faithful, O come

secretly to the energy that
burns the wood.

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