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Alexandra Carr-Malcolm, humour, mathematical equations, mathematics, napowrimo, poetry, UK poet, Uk poetry, Yorkshire poet

Cuddling you,

is like a mathematical equation.

All elbows and angles,

spoonerisms and square brackets.

Just as a

parent he sis-

te-math-ically

square routes,

and exponentially

asterisks the mattress,

to become algebra

beyond my comprehension;

yet squared and integrated,

your obtuse, hypotenuse,

is surely a sine

that we can tessellate,

calculate and co-ordinate,

affirmative action,

and solve

an alternative angle,

between curves.

The geometry of

cardinal em-braces,

satisfies the

conjugated,

conjugal,

bed.

Β© Calculating Cuddles 05.04.2013

by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

The Grand Challenge Equations: San Diego Supercomputer Center (Photo credit: dullhunk)

silentlyheardonce

said:Ah! You make me dizzy. Math beyond adding, subtracting, multipling and division I have no further use.

Worldly Winds

said:I think most of us can say the same! π

James D Sanders

said:Perhaps one of the most creative pieces I’ve read on a long while. So much fun to read. Great job

Worldly Winds

said:Thank you very much indeed – very kind of you to say so, glad you enjoyed it π

wendystrohm

said:Lovely Alex.

Worldly Winds

said:Thank you π

jlcannon

said:How do mathematical terms manage to create such a vivid mental picture? This is so original and so witty as well as rather profound–at least to this old happily married broad? How I wish I’d written that!

Worldly Winds

said:Thank you π Sometimes a wild idea just springs to mind! When I look back at some poems, I do a double take to check that I acctually wrote it π

jlcannon

said:Oh, me too! So glad to hear it from someone else. I do have a bad memory, but…

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