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FIVE MATH POEMS
by Eileen Tupaz




i'm tired of being a zero vector

i'm tired of being a zero vector
with no direction
	no dimension
		and no magnitude;
   what i need is another element
       - but that would be
     a contradiction
of my definition



soulmates

we are all of us
nonsingular creatures
whose identities
must be affirmed
before our inverses
can be found



conformity

why must life
be a diagonal matrix?
where every other path
that deviates from the main
is an unacceptable
	- zero


	
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we are born
as identity matrices
[nonzero]
	[nonempty]
a subset
         of the complexity
		that is the universe
until fate hands us a scalar
from the twin ends of infinity
and we grow in magnitude
to become universes
	- ourselves



breaking point

a vector
is a scalar
that has been pushed
     - too far

 2000 by Eileen Tupaz
      

Some of these poems have appeared Crux Mathematicorum.

 

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