The Numberless


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The Numberless


At some unknown time

take me

to the Mundurukú,


for I, like them,

know nothing

of this world of numbers;


know nothing of

the calculated things

my son counts up.


If I could tally up

the ways I mis-count;

over-estimate, under-value;


let a wrong clock tell

me its time.

Your A.D. and Auld Lang Syne.


Here, in a bonded world

of nothingness

and endless rhyme.


By Amy Louise Wyatt (2020)



(Photograph by Paul Daniel Rafferty)

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