Total Count

Written for:  Poetic Asides #366- Write a “plus one” poem
It could be a math poem. Or a poem about including a guest (or “plus one”). Or a poem about doing something just “one more time.” Or the new person in a group, new task at work, and so on and so forth.

One plus one
makes me think
of two, makes me aware
of addition, and makes me
remember how awful
I was (and am) at math.
Grammar school taught me
ground rules for basic
mathematics. Then they raised
the bar. Pardon me for
not grasping the ‘x’s’ and ‘y’s’
of algebra, or the triangles
and other assorted shapes
of geometry. Those with logical
minds, organize, problem solve,
and teach mathematics or science.
Those like me, write poetry,
draw, and wander through daydreams.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Total Count

  1. Kathleen says:

    And, we love you for it!

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  2. trishwrites1 says:

    I can so relate Sarah!

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