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Ron Brown

TEN TEN TEN

Oh five oh six fifty-six is a pattern date.
Some say zero would be a correct way to designate.
But “oh” reflects an expressed epiphany that it is more.
Sigmund Freud’s birth occurred this day a hundred years before.
Oh five oh five fifty-five would fit our project perfectly.
Fifty years before my dad pushed into this world joyfully.
Now consider how number patterns are played by inquiring minds
And how we construct poems from patterns of disparate lines.
On ten ten ten this work will have its fame.
In print it won’t vaporize as a moth in flame.

2 comments:

  1. I really like the rhythm and repetition of this poem and the opening line pulled me in.

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