Remember that night the universe stretched
so that it met my right-hand’s fingertips.
My left hand was intertwined with yours
as we watched the universe grow
right before our eyes.
We disappeared in our own minuteness
but for once it didn't matter,
how small we are
we were still larger than those brilliant, lonely stars,
the oceans that kissed our feet,
and the forests that imprisoned us.
I counted planets off your fingertips
and recited the constellations in your eyes
as the sound of your voice washed away
the raging universe
that was shrinking me in the wake of its expansion