Sunday, December 25, 2005

Grandma's House #3 & #4 (Texas #8 & #9)

Dividing With Fractions

The irreducable truth
is: most women
in my family
find mathematicians
irresistable. Witness
this scene in the kitchen:
cousins and sisters
and mothers gather around
to watch my brothers
and my grandfather
playing some sort of
Scrabble-by-numbers.

I bowed out
because I couldn't remember
how to divide with fractions.

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My Asterisk Divides

To tell an eyeball
how to move down:
break a line, or break

a stanza to move
further along. An asterisk
says "it's over."

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