Fantasists

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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

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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

grieving
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