Counting His Freckles

January 25, 2012
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I start with one

I always start with one


I always forget where I left off


(this is never on purpose)
I say one, two...

I move my pointer finger


from perfect tan speck



to less perfect darker speck

I focus very hard

as if it's the only
task that matters

as if I'm going to make
a million dollars

once I count

them all

I lose my focus easily
because he'll laugh

that laugh, I love

because he'll interrupt me
he'll take my hand in his and
lift my chin
with his thumb

sometimes he'll kiss me

it's always worth


a million dollars





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