How many makes a trillion?

The dog star
far enough away
so that when you wish
it takes more than a day to
reach it,
but how far has a star got to be
before you believe
that wish from me?

Only the fear that you’d break
makes me hold back.

There’s a lot of the broken
the unspoken of people
the ones that make do
trying to get somewhere
but who
tries to fix them?

we try to defend it by saying
we can’t mend it and then turn
a blind eye,
they preach it
they teach it,
the sky is the limit,
they know
you’ll never reach it
so tell me
how many makes a trillion?

© 2018, John Smallshaw.