Parabola – Day 1 napowrimo 2017

1 Apr

Your parabolic face
Shows no trace
Of the barbs, aimed
To maim, perpendicular
To directrix
But reflected
To focus – 2cm
From the edge
Of your nose
Safe from harm
No alarm
But while hate
Can’t get through
Love can’t too.

Note to self: don’t ask daughter for suggestions for poetry subjects while she’s doing quadratic graphs homework.


6 Responses to “Parabola – Day 1 napowrimo 2017”

  1. Karina Pinella April 4, 2017 at 2:16 am #

    So exacting with that Exact-o, parabolically speaking.

    • BRH April 4, 2017 at 10:19 am #

      Thank you!

  2. Vin April 6, 2017 at 4:20 am #

    Ha! Reminds me of my Math problem solving days. Love it.

  3. the dandelion contessa April 7, 2017 at 12:00 am #

    Great, tight, precise wording – this sings off the screen/page – and I was doubled over laughing at your “note to self” – this truly reads with mathematical precision but is far more to my liking than dreary formulae

    • BRH April 7, 2017 at 6:11 am #

      Thank you!!!

      • the dandelion contessa April 7, 2017 at 1:21 pm #

        you’re welcome – a real pleasure to read 🙂

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