Doing the Math

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And so we wait,

Wind crunching numbers

Multiplying grievance, dividing winter

Days into fragmented ticks of a frozen clock.

In addition, only the sum total counts;

But the square root of snow

Is a water molecule,

And so we wait.

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24 comments on “Doing the Math

  1. That’s right. This is just how it is today…but we aren’t all waiting patiently. 🙂

  2. Your north American math instead of maths always cracks me up! if you do the numbers, why don’t you do the maths?

    • melodylowes says:

      And I get cracked up by my British book with the plural!! Isn’t that too funny. I don’t know. It’s one of those things, like pants – why a ‘pair’ of pants, for goodness’ sake?

  3. Lyle Krahn says:

    And here I thot that you loved to wait:)

  4. RoSy says:

    My math tells me that there are 16 days till spring. Mother Nature better know that. LOL

  5. Mirada says:

    Oh good grief, math–you know I can’t do it. I’m ambivalent about losing winter for some reason….

    • melodylowes says:

      I am so not a mathematical mind! That makes this one even more fun. I am far from ambivalent- we have had record-breaking cold snap for weeks. -50s with the windchill is enough to make even the ambivalent actively angry…

      • Mirada says:

        Oh I understand how your “violent” weather would have you chomping at the bit for spring–and you well deserve all things spring. My situation is different–for one thing, our winter has been practically nonexistent.

      • melodylowes says:

        I somehow don’t feel the sympathy for you that I should have….. 😉

  6. Melody, I love your sense of humor despite the grueling winters you endure. Your words and picture are wonderful as always. It has been a tiresome season here on the coast too – moodier than even the most melancholic poet.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

  7. Gallivanta says:

    Perhaps, since a water molecule is involved, you could do your counting with a clepsydra; drip drop, tick tock. 😀

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