Thinking of pi

Irrationally, I thought about pi today:

How it stretches out infinitely,

refusing to be compartmentalized.

.

It wove in and out of my thoughts

while I unpacked

single servings of groceries and

scrubbed only my dirty footprints

out of the bottom of the tub.

.

The concentric circles reached out

from the pebbles you dropped

from the bridge apex,

propagating endlessly into the cattails

surrounding the waters edge.

.

You watch them

as I walk alone the trail

circumscribing the perimeter

until it overlaps, a Möbius strip,

and the pathway leads back to you.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. little learner
    Apr 07, 2021 @ 20:02:40

    I adore this poem! I love the way you weave mathematics beautifully through the piece, just the way in which it daily surrounds us.

    Reply

  2. sustainabilitea
    Apr 08, 2021 @ 00:26:46

    Wrapping math into life (where it always is anyway.) Well done.

    janet

    Reply

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