He Should Have Listened
October 17, 2011 § Leave a comment
Facing colossal spiritual deflation,
He huddled in the playground, thinking that
He should have listened when they told him
To stop his slavish preoccupation with numbers.
Still, he hoped he could tease the answer to his dilemma
From the mass of jumbled anonymous notes he kept under his pillow.
His bed sagged under their weight, and they kept him from sleeping well,
But the wildly sumptuous pile of handwritten equations
Could contain the key to defeating his worries.