For Shame

That it doesn't travel in a circle or an arc might indicate intelligence. The chocolate cake in question is in fact a pecan pie. A molecule of oxygen is as much an occasion as photography is useful. I'd be better dead than red and vice versa. Thus I climb.

Heikki Huotari attended a one-room school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. Since retiring from academia/mathematics he has published poems in numerous journals and in five poetry collections. His manuscript, To Justify The Butterfly, won second prize, and publication, in the 2022 James Tate Chapbook Competition. His Erdős number is two.

See more of his poems in 4.4 and and in his winning book from Star 82 Press, Déjà Vu Goes Both Ways

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