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number 58

P O E T R Y
by Jeff Karon

THE GEOMETRY LESSON

My cat taught me how to solve
All the geometry problems I failed.

I never could determine
Which angle was obtuse,

Even after my lovers insisted
That my proofs

Were filled with errors.
I never detected them.

But my cat stares
Into her corner,

And I finally understand
How I wrote my life

As one boring word problem,
Rather than as a lovely graph

Of bodies falling
Toward the future.

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