In The Middle Of It

Which is no place to be, really.

You two need your own
UN interpreter
For I have been a poor one

A not terribly competent emissary
Going back and forth
Between warring camps

Since I’m not built
To be a bridge between islands

I suggest you two talk TO each other
And quit trying to “win”
Because right now

You’re both losers

Capturing Moments

Captured Moments

I notice I seldom write about
The things that occupy my day;
Instead, choosing to focus on
These little thoughts that come my way

I write, edit, then put aside
Sometimes forgetting what I wrote:
I do not compose symphonies
Just here a tone and there a note

But hope in doing so, I can
Bring order to this tangled mass:
To tell a story, paint a scene
And capture moments
As they pass

The Get-Ready

Appearance is everything?

Dressed Up

Every hair was in place
And nothing seen on her face
Unless she put it there

Clothes were chosen for maximum effect
Emerging from her bedroom
She was a perfect work of art

So careful she was
So meticulous in her presentation
She almost fooled herself

The Misnomer Uses of Mathematics

I might have gotten a few of these wrong.

Mathematical Theory

Mathematical is useful for modern life. There is:

  • Game theory – for dating
  • Obstruction theory – for when you ask government for something
  • Braid theory – for doing your daughter’s hair
  • Distribution theory – for trying to manage a budget
  • Invariant theory – for dealing with death
  • Chaos theory – for raising a family

But don’t despair you Arithmophobes

No knowledge of any of these subjects has actually helped anyone deal with the practical problems of life

Except managing a budget

Which is stubbornly a mathematical thing

In the end