Saturday, June 11, 2011


Nowadays toothbrushes have curved handles
sometimes they swoop to here from there
like a race car in a showroom tranquil
sometimes they are ribboned at the neck
ribbons in math writhe and twist
the brainy math people say:
like toothbrushes

I knew a poet once
who asked another poet
What can I do? I can’t draw
a straight line

The other poet said
Draw a curve

Have we run out of straight lines
and now we have curves
should I be worried
should I be afraid

Actually, I didn’t
actually once know
a poet at all who couldn’t
draw a straight line

1 comment:

richard said...

very good. to be a line or not to be a line.

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