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we became those people overnight,

fantasists who daydream holding

hands and speak in whispers of ‘true love’

like nothing came before a kiss across

the console of a Chevy Cruz or

will exist without space curvature

across the low points of

our spines…


i’ve fanned the flames

and lost myself in

your geometry.


© Ben Ditmars 2017

A Subtraction Problem

Jack used the number line to solve.


Write a letter to Jack telling him what he did right and how to fix his mistake.


Jack, difference is the result of a subtraction problem. The remainder left after subtraction of one value from another.


We have something we must lose; years or sanity


Quite rarely isolated numbers counted in the miles we’ve spent searching


But I will tell you there are no mistakes and fixing what is right

Too often tricks us into doing wrong –


Trust me. You’ll find out down the line.


© Ben Ditmars 2017

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Hourglass Justice & Beautiful Flaws

I’m not sure there is a proper explanation for this, but I wrote two poems about geometry tonight.

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Hourglass Justice

hourglass justice,
aspects of people,
revelations of smooth skin
truth in your beauty
post-modern aesthetics
virtue and ripe fruit
reciprocal laughter
a tangent in circles
our infinite close points
just touch the curve.

© Ben Ditmars 2015

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Beautiful Flaws

pop cultural icons are
lines through a pair, you can’t be
perfect, you already are

beauty is flawed, flaws
are your beauty.

© Ben Ditmars 2015