5 1/2 minutes.


Every 5 1/2 minutes, the universe expands 4 miles.
And every time I blink, another child enters the world.
The world has 6 1/2 billion people this year,
And there are 8 million people in this city on this island,
But right here, right now somehow you’re sitting here.
I may not ever catch my breath no matter how I try.
And I may never understand how every single day we breathe 23 thousand times.
Because watching your chest rise and fall,
The numbers don’t add up when all we are’s a 100 trillion cells, 206 bones, 5 quarts of blood,
45 miles of nerves nerves nerves and 100 thousand hairs and too many organs and 60 thousand miles of arteries.
We must have been made by a man ’cause a woman would have made us more economically.
I don’t know what that means -
All I know is that I’ve seen this scene some years ago and I would swear I’m watching from the stands
And I would swear I know a second before you reach for her hand.
Feels like it’s some old movie,
But the script’s no good and the girl’s no beauty.
There’s the evidence -
More facts -
But there won’t ever be a science of the way you find or keep or measure love.
How do you find or keep or measure love?

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