Evan Jacobs

imagine with me a dark, vast sea

on a moonless night

glassy ink as far as the eye can see

bobbing far away, a flicker

a single candle

defying the night with fierce resolve

on that candle, a flea

taking refuge and warmth

that ocean is the universe

that candle is our solar system

that flea is Earth

and a single molecule of the flea’s hair is you

so small

but the biggest dreamers