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JV Beaupre
Oct 2019

The Indian gentleman, Brahmagupta,

invented the zero, null, nil, and zip--

just for times like now:

You betrayed me, you broke my heart.

Zero, null, nil, and zip--

Rewind, erase, delete, obliterate.

You betrayed me, you broke my heart.

You are nothing to me.

Rewind, erase, delete, obliterate.

Brahmagupta’s wonderful cipher lets me precisely say:

You are naught to me--

And not just for now, but forever.

invented the zero, null, nil, and zip--

just for times like now:

You betrayed me, you broke my heart.

Zero, null, nil, and zip--

Rewind, erase, delete, obliterate.

You betrayed me, you broke my heart.

You are nothing to me.

Rewind, erase, delete, obliterate.

Brahmagupta’s wonderful cipher lets me precisely say:

You are naught to me--

And not just for now, but forever.

A pantoum.

Brahmagupta did indeed invent the mathematical concept of zero in India in the 7th century, CE.

Brahmagupta did indeed invent the mathematical concept of zero in India in the 7th century, CE.

JV Beaupre
Oct 2019

The Indian gentleman, Brahmagupta,

invented the zero, null, nil, and zip--

just for times like this:

You betrayed me, you broke my heart.

Rewind, erase, delete, obliterate.

You are naught to me.

invented the zero, null, nil, and zip--

just for times like this:

You betrayed me, you broke my heart.

Rewind, erase, delete, obliterate.

You are naught to me.

Brahmagupta did indeed invent the mathematical concept of zero in India in the 7th century, CE.

matthew scott harris Feb 2019

Ice Sleep Quickly...
matthew scott harris
Feb 2019

Slowly counting backwards from one hundred

if restless, yet most every night/early morning,

when tiredness defeats ability to remain alert

though rarely these days no difficulty to dream

way before mentally mouthing the number zero,

a segue way into unconscious state disengages

awareness, nor does yours truly recount numb

burr, nor REM member upon awakening hours

later how far from first triple digit to nought, I

ceased noiselessly iterated theoretical string of

symbols (representing whole sum quantity), the

likes linkedin to the Hindu-Arabic numeral cyst-

stem attributed to two Indian mathematicians awk

credited with developing mode to abstract former

lee bird den some assignation expressing a short

shorthand to conveniently represent a numerical

value, honor belongs to Aryabhata of Kushuma-

pura developed the place-value notation in the

fifth century, and about one hundred years later

Brahmagupta introduced important symbol for

zero, without such (now obvious) methodology,

this nocturnal primate, would most likely resort

to awkward, bulky, clumsy, et cetera alternative,

sans Roman numerals silently with eyelids shut

tight, thus imagine if ye will this sir soundlessly

enunciating c, xcix, xcviii...praying to dog never

reaching the lowest solitary i, cuz this mister, he

would never be accountable waking bolt upright

resembling a zombie emitting nought a peep, cuz

this suddenly duped frenzied hotmail, would have

zero choice!

if restless, yet most every night/early morning,

when tiredness defeats ability to remain alert

though rarely these days no difficulty to dream

way before mentally mouthing the number zero,

a segue way into unconscious state disengages

awareness, nor does yours truly recount numb

burr, nor REM member upon awakening hours

later how far from first triple digit to nought, I

ceased noiselessly iterated theoretical string of

symbols (representing whole sum quantity), the

likes linkedin to the Hindu-Arabic numeral cyst-

stem attributed to two Indian mathematicians awk

credited with developing mode to abstract former

lee bird den some assignation expressing a short

shorthand to conveniently represent a numerical

value, honor belongs to Aryabhata of Kushuma-

pura developed the place-value notation in the

fifth century, and about one hundred years later

Brahmagupta introduced important symbol for

zero, without such (now obvious) methodology,

this nocturnal primate, would most likely resort

to awkward, bulky, clumsy, et cetera alternative,

sans Roman numerals silently with eyelids shut

tight, thus imagine if ye will this sir soundlessly

enunciating c, xcix, xcviii...praying to dog never

reaching the lowest solitary i, cuz this mister, he

would never be accountable waking bolt upright

resembling a zombie emitting nought a peep, cuz

this suddenly duped frenzied hotmail, would have

zero choice!