Arithmetic

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Arithmetic

by Pat Raia

A dozen
misunderstandings
at least
one hundred
slights
Thousands of
small indignities
that
can’t be
overlooked –
A million
brand new
chances
to get
to alright –
Your heart
is no
accountant –
but
mine
is

 

I am a professional journalist with national and international credentials. I currently cover welfare, legislation and litigation in the equine industry. My blog is www.horsewelfarenews.com. A lifelong poet, my collection "Unvarnished Truths" will be published shortly.

2 Comments

  1. I love your poem, Pat. It creeps up on you – very Margaret Atwood-like: careful words that carry within them an impactful and raw intensity.

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