This is a very beautiful description of something that doesn't last long outside but carries on inside us. I always watch what you call lapis lazuli (!), cause I'm always awake at that time and lucky for living under (usually) clear skies. Thanks for sharing.
the time shift and similarity in rememberance added a tension that really worked well to the piece, glad that you weren't beaten and the boy was ok, the wheel turns again, this poem can run in a perpetual loop if there wasn't a date in there.