Edited by Dava Sobel

As though time could have a hobby
we speak in eigenvalues, the harmonious
oscillations in the green flash before sunset.

We interpret raised to the power to mean
you were taken in by numbers
as a young babe & your childhood

can be classified irrational. Euclid,
Euler, the empty set's a nest atop a piling.
If two words diverge on the open seas &

the dot product is without derivative, the intercept
can be found only by Venn diagrams on the tongue.
Swallowed by wave functions, turning back, theorems

to explain the circumference of illusion, good heavens,
the sailboat's isosceles never goes slack.