Immeasurable? (a poem)

What happens when we lose count?

The fingers of my hands
are not enough

A stadium full of people doing the wave
is not enough

A city full of people going about their lives
is not enough

The population of my state lined up with hands outstretched
would not be enough

What would be enough?

How many fingers on
how many hands
would be needed
to tally up the amount
the figure
the number?

If we were to choose a point in time
and draw a line
and start counting from there
how many fingers on
how many hands
would we need?

Is it possible to know?

(28 July 2018)