Scarecrow Contemplates Pi

 Scarecrow Contemplates Pi

At the moment you snipped away
my reticence, I spoke so eloquently
that even the stones wept at your
indifference. As you arranged my
pose and buttoned the shirt
around the wire and fodder
replenishing my torso, I understood
your roots and mine should never
merge: transcendental, and in
collusion with the irrational, we
circles cannot be squared. And
how must I reconcile my unheard
words? The longer I speak the
greater their magnitude – a balloon
expanding in volume retains its
ratio – one day my words will sift
through your filters and you will
at last receive them. I pull this
particular comfort close – that
patterns and frequencies and
tendencies become law, that the
fleshless and soulless, the mute
and misunderstood, the powerless,
the different, nevertheless will be
heard. But what of love? How may I
contend to feel, to know that which
is your right? A nervous system
conducts electrical and chemical
impulses, yet lacking these, my
coreless heart sags at the thought
of your departure. I am no man.
Is this truly not enough?

“Scarecrow Contemplates Pi” first appeared with two companion pieces in Eclectica in summer 2016.

27 thoughts on “Scarecrow Contemplates Pi

  1. Never the twain shall meet (or merge?)

    Nice touch with the speech balloon. There’s a picture at Wiki for “speech balloon” showing its predecessor – words on a band or scroll of paper. I can imagine Scarecrow’s thoughts (and now words) written on the straw sprouting from his neck, wrists and ankles.

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  2. Sir i have only read a few of your poems, that too only through this blog. But i am a great fan. the themes, the imagery, the words are so excitingly different from others. I am an amateur at poetry and your work is truly inspirational. thank you for sharing .

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