Proof #4

One never says exactly what one means.
One does not know what it is to mean, except

when finding the quotient of the sum of some
numbers divided by the number of them.

The mean of sparrow and swallow is marrow.
If one adds hope to the equation, it becomes

harrow. Still, one and one and one is still
a fallow addition. To swallow a sparrow

is my only hope. To watch some sweetspire
in a meadow, knowing my chances are narrow.

 

Appeared originally inĀ Maine Magazine.