At the Rally
Glut of rectangles. A few squares.
Angled shoulders dig hard into reporters
locked inside a square box
where cubed fingers tap
on rows of quadrilateral devices.
Way in the back by a perfect right angle, an oval
shouts something cursive, is escorted outside
by hard-edged isosceles trapezoids
who march up linear aisles
perpendicular to the plane of the wall.
Suddenly a squeal from a place
near intersecting diagonals--a circle is hiding!
Bare knuckles swing for the radius.
The circle calls out theorems and proofs.
The crowd goes crazy.
Squares form a Rubik’s cube in the chaos.
A rhombus stands up, reminds that proofs
are artifacts of political correctness. The circle
rolls down the aisle, slips away.
A golden trapezium stands at the podium.
This was written for the 20 Poem Challenge.
Kathleen Stancik recently discovered ekphrastic poetry and finds it an exciting way to stimulate creativity. Her poems have been published in Manastash and Poet's Unite! The LiTFUSE @10 Anthology.
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