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by Andrew S Adams

At 2 AM
my ability with words fails me
and i am left with disconnected points
scattered on a page;

your pen can bring them back
follow the numbers in
proper order,
but don't expect a pretty picture;

it's a tangled mess
more resembles

your pen can also call the shots;
connect whichever dots you choose
in whatever fashion;
make some sense of me, if you would-
but that
would be missing the point


Posted on 05/31/2007
Copyright © 2024 Andrew S Adams

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Jeffrey Parren on 05/31/07 at 04:18 PM

the question is: What is Pi? I get it. Spectacular final line. Perfection. ~JPP

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 07/20/07 at 03:15 PM

Thank you, Jeffrey. You helped me get the point! Subtle and humorous.

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 04/24/08 at 03:44 PM

...andrew, this is so billy collins-ish...he writes one on Introduction to Poetry, and he/it says a line about dropping a mouse in your pome[sic]and let him find his way out...but more specifically [like you say of 'figgerin you out' would be missing the point of your writing...he say[at the end of the same pome] "they begin beating it[the pome]with a hose to find out what it really means"...i see your words in this...charlie

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