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Weird Mathematical Knots (a Phone-Call Poem)

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Weird Mathematical Knots (a Phone-Call Poem)

so last night I was just sittin there, right?
and outta nowhere this huge, like, 
demonic-millipede devil-thing
was right there on my computer desk, like wriggling towards me - 

- ...well not nearly as bad as YOUR desk always was - oh my! 
that thing was a pile of travesty!

- yeah yeah.  anyway, 
the thing about it was how random it was,
ya know, like, both of us were just doin’ our own thing,
then BAM!,
we were staring at each other.

- I just sat there really still.
I wanted a peaceful resolution to the whole thing-

- ...but yeah, I guess I knew that wasn't going to happen.

So at some point it just freaked out,
weaving around the dishes
and papers or whatever.
So I waited for a clear shot
and when it was near the side-edge, near the book-
            
-  yep, your old bookcase, 
which, I might add, you NEVER USED…

- so ok, I eyed it up, ya know,
built my courage, slipper in hand, 
and when I attacked
it was a direct hit
and this thing just went nuts, 
like spazzed out, twisting around on itself
and, get this, it actually JUMPED across the gap and went somewhere in there...

- I know!  and I was NOT about to go poking around
for some vengeful godzilla bug! 
melt me with laser eyes or something…

- …but, yeah, isn’t that just a horrible feeling?  like, 
is it still out there?  
is it alive?
it's gonna come and get me when I'm sleeping or something, ugh.

- …but the thing is, ya know, devil bug or not,
I actually hope that it didn’t suffer.

- …Yeah, I mean, did it deserve it?  No.
It was just this unfortunate situation that neither of us could control. 

- ...you know what it reminded me of when it jumped?
remember those mathematical knots we were so into? - ...

…yes.  Before you left.

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  1. Date: 10/2/2009 12:05:00 PM
    Andrew, congratulations on making the first round of the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 4:36:00 PM
    Just wanted to drop by and add--Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 10:28:00 AM
    Congrats!! Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 12:43:00 PM
    Congratulations on being in the round-one finals! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 10:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals Andrew. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/4/2009 3:58:00 PM
    LOL wonderful writing here Andrew !! Great imagery ... I like to trap bugs under a glass jar and then take them outside ... smile ... but I too have had the heebie jeebies around thinking they'd come back when I'm sleeping ... UGH ... Congratulations on your great write and to the staff for this selection to be featured this week !!

  1. Date: 8/4/2009 12:56:00 PM
    Congrats Andrew on your dramatic monologue being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 12:45:00 PM
    Interesting use of language and style. Congratulations on having your poem featured. I wish you continued success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 11:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being selected to be featured this week Andrew . Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 10:12:00 AM
    BRAVO!!!! I thoroughly enjoyed this verse.....WONDERFUL.......:JP]

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 9:17:00 AM
    congratulations on your featured poem, God bless you from diane

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 8:22:00 AM
    Andrew - A very interesting poem - Good luck with all that bro - Congrats on being featured - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 4:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on being featured>>James