I
If the root is squared
what is left?
A tangled root, inverse,
introvert, or confused
or is it resolved
when we square up
iron out the problem,
nothing left to be said
a clear conscience
a new depart
no down-curves, upswings
we are even Stevens
we've settled our scores
in one form or another
yet a square is not a cube
and we're all cubes
the apple's been done
the kumquat too,
let me try the lemon
II
By definition a square
has four sides,
a box has two –
the inside & the outside
By definition we should
arrive back
where we started, if we left.
Unless a square is only
our definition, via its shape,
of the route we take
Start, and finish many
irregular sides
maybe even a circle
which has one side
or two
the inside & the outside
or is a line that
by definition
forever chases itself
© 2012 Patrick Williamson