The Request

I could weep God's ocean
Dry and never drown
This pain.

I could pluck God's trees
Empty, not see
Their roots had gone.

I could count God's stars
Blind and never know 
What we added to. 

What equation defines a strange
Man with a knapsack 
And a weary eye

Who asked me the time
As he passed by.  He said
He had a cunning plan

Based on (he whispered)
A cypher
That was sound

But that he 
Had lost his key
And did I perchance

Know the way North to the
Cold and 
The snows?

I said no.
Then he made a request:
Will you go with me anyway -

Or give one kiss before I leave?
Yes.  I will do
Both.  I said.
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