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They Are Mathematics

November 1, 2015
By quillpen BRONZE, LaGrange, Illinois
quillpen BRONZE, LaGrange, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"The troublesome ones in a family are always the wits or the idiots." -George Eliot

Voices like hazy, honeysuckle lint that clutters--

Such are their voices. 

Such are their voices,

Trapped between blouse and suffocating turtleneck

of an aunt long dead and a neighbor whose smoke

cannot be washed away. 

Such are the clothes that they wear, so do they smell,

Less quadratic in form than linear

Totally linear, and like a ray,

Extending infinitely in one direction, 

Their voices and their neighbor's smoke

Extend into me, into mathematics,

Which is all that they are. 

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