FIVE MATH POEMS by Eileen Tupaz

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