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The Problem


12.28.09 Posted in today's words by

Ivan
Jenson’s art has taken him around the world and across varied media.
His acclaimed pop art has garnered him attention in the advertising and
art world circles. Ivan’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in
Word Riot, Zygote in My Coffee, Camroc Press Review, Word Catalyst Magazine, Poetry Super Highway, Alternative Reel Poets Corner, and Hidden City Quarterly. He writes novels and poetry in Grand Rapids MI and you can learn more about him by visiting his web site. This poem explores the problem when 1+1+1=disaster. Math sometimes looks a lot simpler than it is.

The Problem
By Ivan Jenson

You plus
me
divided by her
and multiplied
by meddling friends
to the power of New York City
times
good times and bad times
and squared
in this studio apartment
equals
one
who
now knows
cheating
was
not the answer



One Response to “The Problem”

  1. Kay Middleton says:

    Great work, you made the reader read the words “Time Square” even though they do not appear in that order. I admire that skill. Kudos!