A Poet's Double Life

For poets working outside the literary world.

November PAD Challenge, Day 16


Only Onenumber-1

I used to think one was magic,

all that remained when you divided

anything by itself. One turned

the tips and pads of fingers

into adding machines, helped

kindergarten hands solve the world’s

biggest problem: the number

of apples if Sally gave me three

when I already had five.

I’ll tell you this: I reveled in oneness

when it meant first and best,

something rare like moon rocks

or a ’49 Jackie Robinson baseball

card. But that was before I walked

into boardrooms and ballrooms

and failed to count any higher.

~Pamela Taylor © 2013

Author: poetsdoublelife

Poet and strategy/data guru living in Massachusetts.

2 thoughts on “November PAD Challenge, Day 16

  1. Wonderful.

    Thank God you are there. Imagine if you we’re not. If you could not would’nt it be your goal? Because you are the one, perhaps become a door for two more.

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